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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

Around the World with Diabetes

Around the World with Diabetes

Maëlle Bocher from France is an extraordinary twelve-year-old with diabetes. Maëlle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged five. In January 2006, Maëlle and her family embarked on an exciting sailing journey around the world.

Steve Dixon's Story

 Steve Dixon's Story

Sky TV presenter Steve Dixon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 17 years old, mid-way through his A-levels. Now 34, he has achieved a successful career as a news presenter, and is a big advocate on the importance of self-management to carefully monitor his diabetes.

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