Digibete is a place to help young people and families to manage Type 1 Diabetes. It is a video platform and social enterprise created in partnership with the Diabetes Team at Leeds Children's Hospital. They provide a great, and very useful range of support e.g. essential videos around management, national documents and lots of resources.
JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity and a funder of world-class medical research to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. A large amount of information and support around a range of topics can be found on this webpage.
A global diabetes community offering their own support and first-hand knowledge. Includes information guides, financial guidance, food/ nutrition information including recipes, and the diabetes forum (most actively used social media forum for people with diabetes).
Run Sweet Website
A website by people with diabetes, who want to promote diabetes self-care, and share knowledge on how to manage diabetes with different sports and exercises.
CYP Diabetes Network
CYP Diabetes Network Website
The National Network works with children, young people and their families to ensure high quality care and support, to live a healthy and happy life. There is an education library, key documents for families with diabetes and much more information.
Medic Alert Website
Medic Alert aim to save lives and improve lives as the only UK charity offering a full medical ID service and custom-made medical ID jewellery to keep you safe in an emergency.
UHMB Webpage – South Diabetes Team (including Psychology) Webpage
UHMB Website - South Diabetes Team
Here you can find information on the multi-disciplinary health services that the South Paediatric Diabetes Team offer. There are leaflets, useful links, information and contact information.
Book for Parents of Children with Diabetes - The Ten Keys to Helping your child grow up with diabetes by Tim Wysocki
This book provides parents and caregivers with the information to understand the psychological impact diabetes has in order to learn practical coping skills needed to overcome common hurdles children and their families encounter. The book begins with a broad base of Diabetes knowledge, followed by Emotional Coping, Family Communication, Family Sharing of Diabetes Responsibilities, Managing Stress, Treatment Adherence, Diabetes Problem Solving, Social Skills and School Adjustment.
Book for Parents of Children with Diabetes - Diabetes Through the Looking Glass: Seeing diabetes from your child’s perspective By Dr. Rachel Besser
This book beautifully explains how exactly a child feels about growing up with diabetes and all that goes with it. Written using first-hand experience along with other interviewees at various stages of childhood, the book gives unique insight into the emotional aspects of learning to live with diabetes and gives parents the opportunity to better understand diabetes from a child’s point of view.
Book for Child with Diabetes - The Dinosaur Tamer and Other Stories for Children with Diabetes Paperback. By Marcia Mazur, Peter Banks and Andrew Keegan
"The Dinosaur Tamer" is just one of twenty-five fictional stories that will entertain, enlighten, and ease your child's frustrations about having diabetes. Each tale warmly evaporates the fear of insulin shots, blood tests, being "different," and all the other not-so-fun parts of having diabetes.
The book does a wonderful job of portraying children with diabetes doing usual things such as expressing their emotions, coping with difficulties, and having fun.