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