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My Life - a Guide for Kids With Diabetes

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Helping a child with diabetes to understand their condition can be tough sometimes. But you’re not alone. My Life is a free guide to type 1 diabetes for children aged 7-11 years old. 

The My Life crew, Ella, Jack, Nadeem and Liz, will take your child through everything they need to know, from understanding their type 1 diagnosis, to diet, to going back to school and everything in between. Plus there's stories from other kids with diabetes, puzzles and fun facts. 

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"I enjoyed reading other children’s stories when I read My Life in hospital because it helped me understand what it was going to be like living with diabetes myself.” Leah, aged 10, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago

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Here for you as parents

You might be feeling overwhelmed or worried about the future if your child has been recently diagnosed. We want you to know that we're here for you every step of the way.

New resources coming soon

We've got a free, termly My Life magazine coming out that you will be able to sign your child up to.

And you'll be able to sign up for our parents' newsletter, with advice, news and stories from other families living with type 1 diabetes to help you feel connected and supported along the way.

We'll update this page with more information on how to sign up soon, so keep checking back. 

Support for you

We've got loads of information for parents on our children and diabetes pages. You can read about everything from coping with a type 1 diagnosis as a family, to using insulin pens and pumps and managing your child's diabetes at school.

You can also contact a local support group or join our online forum to chat to other parents of children with type 1. 

And our helpline is always available if you've got any questions or worries or just want to talk to someone who 'gets' it. 

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