When Type 1 Diabetes comes crashing into your home, it takes your whole family. It doesn't matter if you are the parent of a newly diagnosed child or a newly diagnosed adult: the whole family is affected.
The amount of information you need to process can be so overwhelming that you can't take it all in at once. So what do you do when you have a question for something you are doing right now? Where do you find answers?
The answer is that there are lots of places and lots of people who have lots and lots of information about living with type 1 diabetes.
Our aim with this set of webpages is to try to streamline and organise the best resources available when you need them and in a way that you can find what you are looking for easily.
Diabetes Support, Information and Education comes from many sources
- Medical Support and information
- Diabetes Support Groups Online and Offline peer to peer support
- and Just in case you are curious about all the other types of diabetes, here's our "What is Diabetes" page.
Medical Support and Information
You cannot replace the information about diabetes and one to one support that you get from your diabetes team.
However, your diabetes team may not be available 24/7 or maybe you are not getting all that you need, medically, from them (hey! It happens!), so here are a few reputable websites who provide sound medical advice to help you on your quest for knowledge on how to live well with diabetes:
BERTIE Online Diabetes Education
DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating)