Recently Diagnosed – Type 1 ChildYou just found out that your child has diabetes. Suddenly, your world has been turned upside down with injections, concerns about low blood glucose (sugar), and worries about whether or not your child will ever again be able to attend school or spend the night with friends.
You and your family are no doubt experiencing a range of emotions and have a number of questions. Fear, anger, denial, frustration, depression and uncertainty are just a few of them, and are very common. What will your child tell his or her friends? What will you tell teachers and babysitters? Are there other parents out there who have been through what you are going through? How do they cope?
You are not alone. This area of our Web site can help ease your fears and teach you more about living with diabetes, caring for someone with diabetes, and connect you with others affected by diabetes who will listen and share their own experiences.
Finding out you or someone you love has diabetes is scary. But don't panic. Diabetes is serious, but people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives. The links below will direct you to the best "need to know now" information, expert advice and peer support.