How will diabetes affect us?

You may feel a mixture of emotions including anger, disbelief, sadness and guilt and find it difficult to cope at times. All these are very natural reactions


Facts about childhood diabetes

The correct name for your child's diabetes is insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM or Type 1).

Where can we get help?

You will see the diabetes clinic team regularly and they will be able to offer support and answer your questions. Remember to write your questions down to take to the clinic so you don't forget what you wanted to ask.

What about school and diabetes?

Your child's school life should not be affected by diabetes. With a little pre-planning your child can enjoy all the activities enjoyed before diagnosis.

What else do we need to know?

You will be concerned about your child's future, for instance job prospects, travelling and holidays. You will be able to get help on these subjects as they occur. There are other leaflets in this series that you may find useful at the right time.

The diabetes care team can discuss with you and your child how to fit all of these in with your family lifestyle.