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Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

Maintaining a normal life and not allowing it to define you is an important part of living with diabetes, particularly for children and teenagers. Elissa Renouf offers some advice on how to achieve this and live well with diabetes.

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Children Independently Managing Their Type 1 Diabetes
Children Independently Managing Their Type 1 Diabetes

The time will come where you will have to allow your child to manage their diabetes.....

Coping with a Type 1 Diagnosis
Coping with a Type 1 Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Type 1 is a very overwhelming time for children and parents- Here's how to cope......

Diabetes and Alcohol - Do or Don't?
Diabetes and Alcohol - Do or Don't?

Alcohol in the diabetes world can be a touchy topic, Sam Renouf shares his experiences of alcohol and Type 1......

Diabetes Checkup Butterflies
Diabetes Checkup Butterflies

Do you get nervous before your or your child's diabetes check up? Hears how to stay strong an calm......

Helping your child manage their Hypo's
Helping your child manage their Hypo's

Are hypo's becoming more frequent as they become independent in managing their diabetes?.....

Looking after your Type 1 Child
Looking after your Type 1 Child

Helping manage your child's diabetes is a full-time job, it's important for parents to take time out for themselves as well......

Not Agreeing with your Health Plan from your Provider?
Not Agreeing with your Health Plan from your Provider?

Sometimes you or you child may not agree with your diabetes health plan from your provider, Elissa shares tips on ways to help stay on track......

Type 1 Diabetes and School Bullies
Type 1 Diabetes and School Bullies

Having diabetes can make a child an easy target for bullies. Elissa encouraged her children to take an upfront approach to help their peers...

Christmas with Diabetes- Staying in control.
Christmas with Diabetes- Staying in control.

For people with diabetes, Christmas time can be hard. But it is okay to have 'treat' foods in moderation...as long as insulin levels and BGL's are...

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