Many parents of children with diabetes have had to quit work or cut down on hours to provide care for their diabetic child or children, a recent report found. 46 per cent of those children at primary level questioned by Diabetes UK claimed that their mother or father had stopped working.
Type 1 diabetes is most likely to be diagnosed at a young age, meaning children with diabetes need regular insulin injections to manage their blood glucose levels . This insulin must be provided at specific times of day, putting a lot of pressure on parents and teachers.
Diabetes UK questions 661 children with type 1 diabetes to reach their conclusion. When blood sugar levels get too low or high, children with type 1 diabetes face the risk of diabetic coma . Many children surveyed thought that teachers needed more training in dealing with and managing diabetes .

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