Children and teenagers can manage their diabetes well and live happy, normal lives
Until recently almost all children and teenagers with diabetes had type 1, but now younger people are getting type 2 diabetes due to increasing overweight and obesity.
Many parents are understandably concerned when their child starts or returns to school after being diagnosed with diabetes. However, schools are responsible for children’s safety while at school, and will ensure that teachers understand diabetes and its potential harms. Parents must make sure that the school is given the information and resources they need to support their child’s management of diabetes during school hours.
Speak to your child's GP about a diabetes management plan
|Ref: Better Health Channel & Diabetes Australia|