When your child is diagnosed with diabetes there is so much for you to deal with: learning about insulin injections, about managing blood glucose levels, about what diabetes means for your child’s future.
Then there are the challenges of getting to grips with the health service, getting to know what care you should expect for your child and who is going to provide it. And there’s the question of how your child’s condition fits in with everyday family life – not just how your family eats, but how you all relate to each other. How might your other children feel about all the attention being given to their sibling with diabetes? How do you feel?
To find out more about the information Diabetes UK provides for those who care for children with diabetes, visit our Publications for carers of children page.
Under-fives with diabetes
Teach your tot about diabetes
These free, downloadable resources will help you teach under-fives about their diabetes in a fun, interactive way.
My Life is an area of the Diabetes UK website dedicated solely to young people with diabetes. There are two different sites for children, with one aimed at younger children and the other for older children, many of whom will be teenagers.
The websites feature information, competitions, features and advice that is presented in a way which allows children with diabetes to feel more comfortable about their condition. Visit My life to explore what the sites hold in store.
Diabetes UK also run Care support events for children diagnosed with diabetes and their families and carers. Visit our Care events section for further information.
If you have concerns about a child you care for, the Diabetes UK Careline provides support and information to help you. Visit our Diabetes UK Careline section for more information on how to contact our team of Careline counsellors.