Reference by Doctor
Reference of children from economically weaker section of the society with Type 1 Diabetes is given to Nityaasha by the associated doctors.
Initial Family Visit
The Enrollment process starts with the Initial home visit to understand and assess the child’s medical history , socio-economic condition of the family, support system etc.
Approval of committee Members
As per the selection criteria, the social workers prepare a brief report and send it to the managing committee for a thorough screening.
After approval and selection by Managing Committee, the patients are enrolled under Nityaasha care.
Services provided during Clinic Visit at Nityaasha Centre:
- Doctor’s Consultation
Post-enrollment clinic visit at Nityaasha Centre are mandatory for every child. For children with Type 1 Diabetes, clinic visit are once every 2 months.
- Diet Counselling
Diet plays an important role for a Type 1 Diabetic child. Diet counselling done by our dietitian during clinic visit.
- Diabetes Educator
The educator educates the family on Type 1 Diabetes, its management and to handle emergencies. The patients and families are also taught Self Blood Glucose Monitoring (SBGM) and how to maintain a diary to record the sugar levels.
- Socio-Psycho Counselling
Understanding the family’s socio-psycho problems and counsel them to deal with various crises.
- Dispensing of Medical aid
Free insulin, Lancets, strips, syringes etc. are provided.
Glucometer & Cold chain bags are dispensed once at the time of registration.
Supervision and Monitoring
- Follow up Home /School Visits
Follow up home/school visits are the most important and unique aspect of Nityaasha’s care. We reach out to the families ‘at home’ and are able to achieve our objectives by:
- Educating the family members and the eco structure around the child using flip charts, and other educative materials.
- Spreading awareness about the disorder.
- Developing rapport with the families by giving them moral support and confidence to lead a normal life.
- Follow up Calls
Regular calls to the enrolled patient’s family helps us to check on the condition of the child, provide reminders regarding diet, medication, clinic visits etc. and reiterate our concern and support for the child.
All children with Type 1 Diabetes should be assessed annually to monitor their glycemic control, and for early detection of any diabetic complication.
Eye and Dental screening are a crucial part of Diabetes Care. Children with Type 1 Diabetes are at a risk of eye damage due to diabetic retinopathy, and are also prone to periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the gums and bones that can lead to painful gums, chewing difficulties and even tooth loss.
Fun and entertainment
A Complete holistic caring program includes fun, entertainment and a celebration of life.