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 (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.