Diabetes is a condition where the level of glucose (also known as sugar) in the blood is too high. That's because the body is not using the glucose properly. If your child or young person has just been diagnosed with diabetes, you might like to start by reading the diabetes overview page. From there you can check out the rest of the information. Read and learn about the condition and teach your child as much as possible about diabetes. Make sure to also use the skills and knowledge of the healthcare team looking after your child.
It is important for families to work closely with school staff to create a safe environment for diabetes. A diabetes healthcare provider will generally work with your child/adolescent, your family and teachers.
Regular physical activity is important and benefits people of all ages. It includes anything that gets your child/young person moving. It is not necessary to join a gym or buy expensive equipment at home.
Children with diabetes generally do not become unwell any more frequently than children without diabetes. When a child with diabetes is unwell, however, they need extra care and attention from an adult who has received training from a specialist diabetes team.