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Diabetes in children and teens


Children who have been diagnosed with diabetes, and their families, need to learn many new things – how to measure blood glucose levels, give injections and how to balance food and activity – all of which they will find difficult to start with.

Diabetes will have to be managed for all of the child’s life, but diabetes need not prevent a child from living a full and active life.

For information about childhood diabetes

Diabetes Australia Diabetes information for kids, teens, parents and carers


Raising Children Network

Resources in South Australia

Diabetes Australia

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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