Children and T1D

In 2015, it was estimated there were over 6,000 children living with Type 1 diabetes in Australia. With 7 new cases of T1D diagnosed each day and out of these new cases, children out numbering adults 2 to 3, that number has grown to around 11,000 children living with T1D.

This condition can be challenging for children to understand – to explain the diagnosis in simple terms, the Australian Diabetes Council produced an animated video.

Get ready for an exciting journey through the human body with Professor Bumblebee and Cara. Join Cara as she learns all about Type 1 Diabetes. This delightful production is both educational and entertaining to help families understand more about type 1 diabetes. “Professor Bumblebee’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes”.

Children are deemed to be up to the age of 18 and depending on the location within Australia, when diagnosed, the usual practice is that the child and family are referred to the hospital’s paediatric endocrinologist and diabetes nurse educators. This team may involve many people of just a few. Families with a T1D diagnosis have access to a range of health services and information should be provided to you by your ‘team’.

 

 

Reference:
Professor Bumblebee Produced by Australian Diabetes Council.
https://static.diabetesaustralia.com.au/s/fileassets/diabetes-australia/7dc95662-684e-4f31-8a4e-e579d20f58e4.pdf
https://www.diapedia.org/associated-disorders/61047161570/effects-of-glucose-on-the-brain#fnref:1

 

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