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New website for teens with diabetes

Diabetes UK has launched a brilliant new website specifically for teenagers.

Called 'My life', the colourful, user-friendly site is aimed at young people with diabetes aged 11 to 18.

Packed with loads of vital information displayed in an easy-to-understand format, the website offers teens expert advice on managing their diabetes and finding suitable support and care.

A place to share issues

‘My life’ provides a platform in which to discuss the real issues, concerns and restrictions that living with diabetes as a teenager can bring and allows teens to see that they are not alone in their feelings.

An interactive site

Young people with diabetes are involved in shaping the interactive site by sharing their diabetes stories, photos, blogs, and comments. Other features include profiles of celebrities with diabetes such as Lucy Davis from ‘The Office’ and ‘Ugly Betty.’ There are also sections on how to broach the condition with boyfriends and girlfriends, as well as handling family and friends.

“It’s really vital to give young people all the information and support they need to help them manage their diabetes,” said Amanda Neylon, Website Manager at Diabetes UK.

Watch this space

'My life' will soon be expanded and developed further in order to reach younger children with diabetes (aged 5 to 11) and young adults (aged 18 to 25).

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