To do this, we’ve produced a handy guide, the Type 1 essentials for children and young people. It helps parents to understand what good care looks like, and lets them know what to do if their child isn’t getting the care they’re entitled to.
What are the Type 1 essentials for children and young people?
The Type 1 essentials for children and young people outline the 10 things any parent should expect from their child’s diabetes care. It includes the care, checks and help that the child or family need to make sure their condition is managed well – in hospital, school and wider society.
You can find out more information about all 10 essentials on our page for children, young people with diabetes and their families.
You can also download the 10 essentials (PDF, 285KB) to print yourself or order free copies in the post from our online shop.
What if you’re not getting the 10 essentials?
If you’re not receiving any one or more of the 10 essentials, you should take the guide to your diabetes team and discuss it with them. Find out more about what to do if you’re not getting the 10 essentials.
If you have any questions or worries about the Type 1 essentials for children and young people, you can call our Careline.
How can I help?
Order copies of the Type 1 essentials for children and young people and give them to parents you know who may need them.
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