Helping friends with diabetes

There are 2.5 million people in the UK, so you are sure to know someone who has diabetes and there are lots of way you can help.

  • Helping your friends who have diabetes is very important. There are lots of ways you can help your friend who has diabetes.
  • You shouldn’t share sweets and sugar without permissio, and make sure he or she eats healthy food regularly.
  • You should keep quiet about it if he or she doesn’t want everyone to know. Your teacher will know.
  • You should help him or her to play sport and exercise.
  • You should understand that diabetes can make him or her seem quite grumpy.
  • You should recognise the signs of high and low blood sugar.
Kids rule!

New words to remember:
Helping friends, keeping quiet, helping sport, understanding, recognising

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