Your child and type 1 diabetes

Diabetes in young children is on the rise

The number of diabetic patients is rising worldwide at an alarming rate, mostly for type 2 diabetes. The majority of children and young adults which are diagnosed with diabetes are affected by type 1 diabetes. This requires a lifetime of care, management and caution to ensure that the condition doesn’t leave these diabetic children with serious complications.

At Diabeter, we help our patients and their families understand how to successfully manage diabetes in young adults and teenagers.

The more you know, the better

As a child with type one diabetes – and as a parent of this child – you have to know a lot about this disease. The more you become an expert at it, the better. Education, learning how to deal with the disease, is indispensable. It gives the patient the chance to be the master of the disease (instead of the other way around), a condition for leading a healthy and a good life. It makes you reach two important goals: you feel better and you prevent medical problems and complications.

Direction and coaching

But diabetes is a complicated disease. This means that proper direction and coaching are needed for the medical and psychological aspects of the disease. This is just what Diabeter wants to offer. At Diabeter, children and young adults find a team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, psychologists and other professionals all specialized in type 1 diabetes and totally committed to diabetes care. They are there for the person with diabetes: the child, the family and the surroundings (such as school, relatives and friends).

Towards independence

Diabetes care is different for every phase of life. With children the role of the parents is understandably of great importance. This changes with age. We help you to slowly progress towards independence in the diabetes treatment and guide young adults who have learned to take their own responsibility for their diabetes care.