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Further information for parents
Further information for parents

Daily Life

There has been great progress in the care of people with diabetes over the last twenty years, and there are bound to be further developments just around the corner.

Meanwhile, we know that good control of your diabetes will help to ensure a healthy future.

You may hear of people with diabetes who develop problems with their eyes, kidneys, heart or feet. These problems can often be avoided if you look after your diabetes. New treatments are always being developed to treat these problems. You can also take care of your feet by wearing well fitting shoes and cutting your toe nails to the shape of your toe, not straight across.

Parents' note

Parents’ note

See information on insulin pumps in Further information for Parents, section.

Visits to the dentist

You may have your teeth examined while you are having your diabetes annual review, but you should continue to visit your own dentist as usual. If you are having any dental treatment, local anaesthetics can be given as before, but if a general anaesthetic is needed, this may mean a hospital admission. You will be able to go home from hospital once you are able to eat and drink normally.

Remind your dentist and family doctor at each visit that you have diabetes.


For Parents

For Parents

Helpful information for parents who have children with diabetes Find out how and where you can get support, click here

Zenun's Story

Zenun's Story

The youngest and smallest baby in the world to use an insulin pump

Tiny tot Zenun from Middlesborough is 20 months old and has been on an insulin pump since he was born in September last year. Zenun was 9 weeks early and weighed 2lbs 4ozs, just over a bag of sugar!

OsKar the hypo dog

OsKar the hypo dog

Elly Graham is the proud owner of OsKar, who can take credit for being the UK’s first Hypo Awareness Dog. Elly has had diabetes for 26 years, having been diagnosed as Type 1 when she was 13 years old.

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