Type 1 Events for families
As a parent or carer you’ll know that Type 1 diabetes affects the whole family. You’ll have had hard days followed by late night tests, scary readings and moments of joy and relief too. So will all the other families on our Type 1 Weekenders.
Type 1 Weekenders are designed for children with Type 1 and their families, whether it’s parents, carers, siblings or grandparents.
Your child and any brothers and sisters will head off with our trained volunteers, including healthcare professionals, who’ll be looking after them throughout the weekend. They will get to meet other kids with Type 1 and take part in a range of fun-filled activities, including an exciting trip out. There will also be some relaxed, informal learning sessions.
Along with the chance to meet and chat to other families who know what you’re going through, you’ll have the chance to quiz our experts on issues such as technology, what care your child should get from the NHS and their rights in school.
There will also sessions tailored especially for you. So, whether it’s becoming more confident with the basics or learning something new, we’ll be able to help.
We might not be able to tell you exactly how your child’s cannula gets so knotted but you can bet you’ll meet someone who’s spent as much time as you have untangling one. And if you’re not sure what a cannula is, don’t worry, you’ll get to meet other families using insulin pumps at the Type 1 Weekender.