West Suffolk Diabetes Service

Understanding Diabetes


Help, my child has diabetes!

The diagnosis

The diagnosis of diabetes or indeed any chronic illness in your child will almost certainly be a time of extreme stress for you. You may find that much of the day to day management of your child’s condition is placed on yourself, as he or she is too young to care for themselves. The discomfort and anxiety surrounding blood testing and injections doesn’t help either. You may feel guilty or angry that your child has been singled out for this condition. This leaflet will help you deal with some of the concerns you may have when your child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

What problems can I expect?

What are the solutions?

Where can I get more information?

Help and information should always be available from your child’s diabetes care team.



© Dr Nishan Wijenaike
Consultant Diabetologist
West Suffolk Diabetes Service
Revised 19 November 2003 


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