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The following pages have information to help with understanding and managing type 1 diabetes.
If your child has just been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes this page explains the support you will receive in hospital to help your family with understanding diabetes and diabetes care activities.
Understand what type 1 diabetes is, a resource for children and adults
Insulin in the body, an explanation of the ways of giving insulin with injections and insulin pumps
Checking blood glucose levels, why checking is important and what that means
How to give insulin by a pen or syringe, where it is injected and why it is important to rotate injection sites
Where to give your insulin injections, how to rotate sites and storing insulin
Information about safe disposal of all sharp equipment
The role of food in looking after diabetes
What are ketones and what is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
Managing high blood glucose levels
Managing low blood glucose levels
Diabetes care during sport and activity
How to adjust insulin doses for multiple daily or twice daily injections
Sick day management: how to use mini dose glucagon when unable to tolerate food or fluids
What to do in the event of severe hypoglycaemia
Understanding the HbA1c – what does it mean?
Not enough insulin can cause long term problems called Complications of diabetes
Understanding flexible bolusing for multiple daily injections