When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, it affects the whole family. Whether you're caring for your child or supporting an adult with diabetes, we can help you switch on greater flexibility and a routine with fewer needles.
Many parents whose child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes wonder: 'Why is this happening to my child?', 'How can they continue to live as before?', 'How can I best help?’ Often it seems there are more questions than answers at the beginning.
One of the most important things to parents is the health and wellbeing of their children. For a child with Type 1 diabetes, the aim of diabetes therapy is to reduce the risk of developing long-term complications caused by high glucose levels, avoiding hypoglycaemia and ensuring normal growth and development both physically and emotionally. Read the real-life stories of other parents of children with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control.
CARING FOR A CHILD
Fewer injections and easier management help family to care for children with diabetes.
Shreya was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes she was 8 years old. After being on medication and pen insulin with frequent highs and lows, Shreya switched to insulin pump therapy.
"I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 8. In school, I would carry my pen insulin and prick myself multiple times a day to check and treat my low sugar levels. Even my parents would visit me at school to see if I am okay or not. Now, with the automated insulin pump, my life is much easier as the pump takes care of my sugar levels. I am able to do all extracurricular activities and eat my chocolates without worrying."
- Shreya Shankar
Ankita was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009 when she was 9 years old. After being on medication and insulin injections with frequent highs and lows, Ankita switched to insulin pump therapy.
“The burden of injections is gone. We are stress-free and do not need to worry about her. As parents it is our job to make sure she is healthy and safe. Thankfully, the insulin pump makes it a lot easier for us. It has made her a happier person. ”
- Mrs. KalpanaMadhkari
Aiyaz was initially treated with insulin injections, which he found to be painful. Aiyaz and his family struggled to maintain his blood glucose levels. Since being on an insulin pump, Aiyaz’s blood glucose levels have improved
“It is a boon for people with diabetes. If not for the pump, my son would not be able to maintain perfect blood sugar levels.”
- Imtiaz Khan
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