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If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling overwhelmed and worried. Diabetes UK aims to provide you with the information to help you and your child manage their diabetes together. See below for help and advice, from dealing with diagnosis and finding suitable childcare to speaking to teenagers.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can sometimes feel overwhelming, and may throw up many questions about how the condition fits into your daily life.
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For the parent, as for the child, the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is likely to come as a most terrible shock. As a bolt from the blue.
Advice and tips on using insulin to treat your child's diabetes.
Information on blood glucose, hypos and hypers, diabetic ketoacidosis, thyroid tests and more.
Advice for lone parents, separated parents and for keeping the peace between siblings when one of them has diabetes.
Information and advice for when someone else is looking after your child.
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
There are no hard and fast rules about brining up a teenager with diabetes, but we have some advice and tips that may help.
Diabetes UK is passionate about making sure children with Type 1 diabetes get the care they need in the classroom.
Diabetes UK's website for children and young people. Info, support and fun stuff.
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