Youth must also be educated on the importance of optimal disease management activities inclusive of taking prescribed medications, drinking fluids, avoiding extreme changes in temperature, eating a well-balanced diet, and engaging in behaviors that help prevent infections (e.g. hand washing, avoiding children who are sick).
It is also important to note that individuals with sickle cell disease are not cut out for strenuous, physical work- as such, emphasis must be placed on excelling academically.
For school-related resources on sickle cell disease, visit: https://sicklecellanemia.ca/schools
This page is dedicated to youth in their journey with sickle cell disease.