Patient Information

Welcome to the page for children and teenagers with diabetes. Your family and carers can also look at this page and we hope that eventually we can put some things on here which will be useful for you. At the moment it is a list of links for you to find some diabetes information which you may find interesting and useful.

National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network 

Diabetes UK – here is a selection of pages with information for parents, children and teenagers and if you can find other pages with information on DUK site that would be great.

Run-Sweet – this is a website for those of you who are involved in sport and would like to know how to control your diabetes better.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.

Podcasts – these podcasts have been devised by young people with diabetes together with the diabetes team at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. They are for young people aged 14 and over and contain very useful information about how to cope with life and diabetes, including diabetes myths.

Management of diabetes in school – here are a couple of sites which may be helpful for you if you are struggling with getting the help that your child needs at school

http://www.childrenwithdiabetesuk.org/ – The UK Children with Diabetes mailing list forum and the UK Children with Diabetes Advocacy Group are patient led support groups for families of children with diabetes living in the UK and Ireland/Scotland. It is run by families of children with diabetes.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/diabeteschildren.htm – basics about the symptoms and management of diabetes in children

http://www.kidsdiabetes.co.uk/ – this is a site set up by a young woman with Type 1 diabetes, who has found a lot of very helpful information for teenagers

http://www.leedsteachinghospitals.com/sites/diabetes/information/ – Leeds Teaching Hospital have a really useful website with lots of information for their parents, including this helpful online information folder