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Diabetes in Childhood

This section explores diabetes in childhood. It contains helpful information and resources for parents and carers of children who have diabetes.
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Link for Life

This interactive resource provides information on: what is diabetes, diabetes and related complications, the abc's of diabetes and medications. The measurements for cholesterol and blood sugar levels are those used in America and different than what is used here in the UK.
Author: American Diabetes Association sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Resource Link: Link for Life
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Hands on Insulin

This is an interactive resource that covers diabetes and insulin. Through a series of animations and informative text, it covers how insulin works, why insulin, living with insulin therapy, and diabetes and pregnancy.
Author: NovoNordisk
Resource Link: Hands on Insulin
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Streetwise

Streetwise covers the issues that really matter to young people with type 1 diabetes, providing a safe space online where you can learn about things that can be uncomfortable to talk about.
Author: Bertie
Resource Link: Streetwise
Last date of review: 25/01/2017

Blood Sugar Testing

This leaflet explains what blood sugar testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood sugar level and how and when to test your blood. In addition, it provides information on what to do if your blood sugar is high or low.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Blood Sugar Testing
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Hypoglycaemia

This leaflet explains what hypoglycaemia ('a hypo') is. It covers what symptoms you might experience, what warning signs other may notice and what causes a hypo. In addition, it provides information on what you should do if you have a hypo. Information is also provided on severe hypos.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Hypoglycaemia
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

What care should you receive

This leaflet will guide you through what kind of care you deserve as a diabetic patient
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: What care should you receive
Last date of review: 26/11/2015

My Kids

Explores diabetes facts, types, research, you can blog your thoughts, and chat with other young people with diabetes.
Author: Diabetes.org.uk
Resource Link: My Kids
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Just DUK it, 16 - 25 year olds

A Team of young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus have created this website aimed at providing information and support to young people living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus throughout Scotland.
Author: Just DUK it
Resource Link: Just DUK it, 16 - 25 year olds
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Live for it!

An Interactive and fun programme of workshops and activities designed to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and tackle childhood obesity highlighting the possible risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in later life. Primary 6 - 2nd year Secondary school.
Author: Diabetes.org.uk
Resource Link: Live for it!
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Type 1 Diabetes Stars

Provides practical information, videos and downloads to help you cope with the changes a diagnosis of diabetes can bring to your life. Supporting these changes by providing clear information for you, your family, friends and school.
Author: T1DStars.com
Resource Link: Type 1 Diabetes Stars
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes Matters

Providing information and advice about diabetes and its everyday management.
Author: diabetesmatters.co.uk
Resource Link: Diabetes Matters
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes Education Scotland

This link contains more websites resources for children and young people.
Author: diabeteseducationscotland.org.uk
Resource Link: Diabetes Education Scotland
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes and Kids

This website will provide information for children with diabetes.
Author: Diabetes.co.uk
Resource Link: Diabetes and Kids
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Information for teenagers

This resources will supply information for teenagers who have diabetes. the information on this page will vary from help with managing diabetes to contacted others going through similar situations.
Author: Diabetes.org.uk
Resource Link: Information for teenagers
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Enjoy Food

This resource will offer recipes, advice and expert diabetes nutritional information.
Author: Diabetes.org.uk
Resource Link: Enjoy Food
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Care in school helpline

Providing rights-based information and support to make sure your child is happy and healthy at school (and that you know their rights)
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: Care in school helpline
Last date of review: 03/11/2015

Type 1 essentials for children and young people

Diabetes UK want to make parents, young people, healthcare professionals, parliamentarians and commissioners aware of the support that all children and young people who have Type 1 diabetes should be receiving.
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: Type 1 essentials for children and young people
Last date of review: 15/02/2016

10 things any parent should expect from their child's diabetes care.

The Type 1 essentials for children and young people outline the 10 things any parent should expect from their child's diabetes care. It includes the care, checks and help that the child or family need to make sure their condition is managed well - in hospital, school and wider society.
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: 10 things any parent should expect from their child's diabetes care.
Last date of review: 03/11/2015

Childhood diabetes testimonial

In this video Fiona, from Kirkcaldy, talks about her experiences as a parent of children with type 1 diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Childhood diabetes testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Childhood Diabetes Video

What to expect when a child is diagnosed with diabetes. Essential viewing for parents and carers.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Childhood Diabetes Video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

The 4 Ts of Type 1 diabetes

We believe that everyone who knows a child, of any age, should be aware of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes - the 4 Ts
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: The 4 Ts of Type 1 diabetes
Last date of review: 15/02/2016

Type 1 Diabetes Aware - Diabetes UK and JDRF UK

The video features children living with type 1 diabetes and showing the most common symptoms of the condition. About 2,000 children a year are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the UK.
Author: Diabetes UK
Resource Link: Type 1 Diabetes Aware - Diabetes UK and JDRF UK
Last date of review: 15/02/2016


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