Parents and Family

Introduction – For Parents of Children and Young People with Diabetes

Parents of children and teenagers who have diabetes are very special sorts of carers. They are suddenly faced with the diagnosis of their child and at the same time, the loss of their healthy child. They are bombarded with information about insulin, diet, blood tests, blood glucose control, hyper- and hypoglycaemia and the future health of their child. It is a difficult time for the whole family and there are many worries, fears and concerns. We hope that this section will provide information, help and support. Knowing that you are not alone with the experiences of living with diabetes in your child can be a help and a comfort.

One message that we all need to remember is:

Whatever the cause of your child’s diabetes and however you may feel, it is not your fault that it has happened and there is nothing you could have done to prevent it.