Sharon Schwarz introduces Rufus the Bear - a toy geared towards teaching children about administering insulin shots.
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Sharon Schwarz: This is Rufus from diabetes foundation and a mother of read about it about Rufus. And Rufus is a bear with diabetes and she wrote it for her son who got diabetes. And she made the bear so that here child would have a prop in the hospital to give injections too, so it really helps kids if they can act that what’s happening to them and it help them to feel more comfortable so we try to give the kids a Rufus bear and we try to let them handle the syringes in the hospital as long hold that from a safety stand point to not stick themselves but it does help. Do you think it helps you if you have Rufus and then kind to touch the syringe that is making it less scary? Jenna: Well sometimes, when you want a friend to do it you can say you can practice on the bear and then the really good idea is that you can trust them to do for you a shoot. Sharon Schwarz: That’s right, that’s good for you. And Rufus has medical bracelet and you have medical bracelet? Abigail: Well I don’t have and I don’t want. Sharon Schwarz: Okay but she one, you ask with your mom that you can have it on I’m sure. And then this is another example of the medical bracelet, so Rufus has a medical bracelet with this kits injection on the back of his arms just like the kids do they take their shoots some that their arms. They take there shoot on there thighs and on the back sides so Rufus has patches on his back side where he gets a shoots and then on the back on his arms and he gets as post break just like they get the finger spread. And this just help them again it give them a little plate there to be to learn how to give the injections and they feel more comfortable with just a syringe and needles and we have of tricks lots of things to help the kids. We have this one pens, we have a slum pumps so there is a lot of different ways to deliver insulin.