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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Thank you for using the Type 1 bag

To welcome you to Diabetes UK we'd like to send you a free gift. You can choose between:

- A Carbs & Cals book

- A Fruit Infusing water bottle

- A Frio cooling wallet. 

We will also stay in touch by email with tips and support to help make life a little easier.

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What can my child eat?

What can my child eat?

The simple answer is – anything. We have some handy recipes to get you started. And best of all – we’ve counted the carbs!
Checking my child's blood sugar levels

Checking my child's blood sugar levels

An essential part of managing your child’s diabetes is checking their blood sugar levels to avoid highs and lows (hypos).
Type 1 essentials

Type 1 essentials

There are ten key things you should expect from your child’s diabetes care – from the right treatments to help with feelings and worries.
Come to a Type 1 Event

Come to a Type 1 Event

Our Type 1 Events can be life changing. Children, teenagers and families share experiences, try fun new activities and build confidence together.
Find your local family support group

Find your local family support group

We’ve got friendly and welcoming family support groups across the UK.
Get involved in research

Get involved in research

Find out about the different clinical trials and studies your child could get involved in.
Jargon buster

Jargon buster

Diabetes is complicated enough. Get to grips with all the HbA1Cs, basals and boluses with our simple, clear jargon buster.
Diabetes at school

School

We have lots of information to help make sure your child is happy and healthy at school. We can also provide you with different tools to make sure your child is getting the care they need and deserve.
Getting active

Getting active

Type 1 shouldn’t stop your child getting stuck into team games, their favourite sports and all kinds of activities.
Growing up

Growing up

Everything you need to know when it comes to your child growing up with Type 1 – from dealing with relationships to going out and living life to the full.
Life-changing science

Life-changing science

We fund scientists across the UK to find ways to improve care, prevent all forms of diabetes, protect you from complications and ultimately find your cure.
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