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Children and diabetes

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.

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First reactions to diabetes: the child or young person

First reactions to diabetes: the child or young person

Being diagnosed with diabetes can sometimes feel overwhelming, and may throw up many questions about how the condition fits into your daily life.
 First reactions to diabetes: the parent

First reactions to diabetes: the parent

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.
Insulin and your child

Insulin and your child

Advice and tips on using insulin to treat your child's diabetes.
Testing your child

Testing your child

Information on blood glucose, hypos and hypers, diabetic ketoacidosis, thyroid tests and more.
Family relationships

Family relationships

Advice for lone parents, separated parents and for keeping the peace between siblings when one of them has diabetes.
Childcare

Childcare

Information and advice for when someone else is looking after your child.
Physical activity and your child

Physical activity and your child

Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Talking to teenagers about diabetes

Talking to teenagers about diabetes

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 at school

Diabetes at school

Diabetes UK is passionate about making sure children with Type 1 diabetes get the care they need in the classroom.
My life

My life

Diabetes UK's website for children and young people. Info, support and fun stuff.
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