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Further information for parents
Further information for parents

The disability living allowance

Parents of children with diabetes (up to the age of 16 yrs) are eligible to apply for this benefit. Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Work and Pensions (Tel. 0800 882 200).

Diabetes UK and other charities

Diabetes UK (DUK) is a national charity that does a great deal of work to help people with diabetes. If you wish, a member of the diabetes team will give you a membership form (the first year is free if you are under eighteen). If you join, a magazine will be sent to you every two months, containing interesting information on diabetes.

Diabetes UK raises a large amount of money that goes towards research into diabetes. There may be a local branch or a Parents Group in your area. Ask a member of the diabetes team for further details. Nationally, Diabetes UK also organises holidays for children with diabetes and family weekends, which are enjoyed by many people. If you live in Ireland you can contact The Diabetes Federation of Ireland.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.


For Kids

For Kids

If you are under 18 click here to go straight to the pages where you can find out more about diabetes

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.

Katherine's Story

Katherine's Story

Climbing Kilimanjaro was something I had always wanted to do. At 5,895m, it was not only the highest point in Africa but also the highest freestanding mountain in the world!! However having had diabetes since the age of 10, I thought it was something I could only dream of.

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