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Newly diagnosed 9yo son

Discussion in 'Parents' started by MarkT1, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. MarkT1

    MarkT1 · Member

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    Hi all, our 9yo son has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It came as a bit of a shock but we are now almost 2 weeks in and its slowly becoming easier.

    I'll be using this forum quite regularly as have many questions and look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi and welcome!

    Ask anything you like. There is usually someone around with suggestions or experience of something similar. :)
     
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @MarkT1 ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Quite a few parents on here with T1 younglings. No question is too trivial.
    Make yerself at home!
     
  4. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Welcome @MarkT1 :)

    Sorry to hear about your son's diagnosis. I know it might not seem like it now, but it does get easier to deal with - both practically and emotionally.
     
  5. MarkT1

    MarkT1 · Member

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    Thank you all for your responses. The diabetic nurse we have is excellent and very informative.

    I have also just bought Think Like A Pancreas after reading so many positive reviews on the forums, so will make a start on that too soon.

    But it always helps to know that we have the support from these forums for any questions personal to us.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Think Like A Pancreas is a fantastic book!

    If you're lookingbfor one about children, there's a book called Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults that's supposed to be good too.
     
  7. MarkT1

    MarkT1 · Member

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    Thanks azure I'll check that one out too
     
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