Living with Diabetes

Diabetes and Alcohol – Do or Don’t?

Q. Where is the best site/source/ etc to gather good information re t1d pump user and drinking alcohol.. A lot of mixed info... Mr 17 is getting to that stage and we need to learn what...

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 with your type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

New school? No worries. Tips to help you be organised

Sending your child off to school with diabetes is scary, it's important to help your child's teachers and staff understand their condition and how to manage it by putting steps in place. This should include...

Looking after your Type 1 Child

Helping your child manage their Type 1 diabetes can be exhausting. Between blood glucose testing, Insulin pumps and diet it's important parents take time out to relax.

Diabetes Checkup Butterflies

Finding out your kids’ HbA1c results and how well controlled their sugars have been can be really nerve-wracking. Here, Elissa Renouf gives helpful tips and hints on how to stay calm and help your child...

Coping with a Type 1 Diagnosis

Having a child diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes can be an overwhelming and devastating time for the whole family. Elissa Renouf shares some tips and advise on how she dealt with 4 type 1 diagnosis'.

Children Independently Managing Their Type 1 Diabetes

As a parent, you want to make your child's life easier and manageable. But when they have diabetes, the time will come where your child will want independence in managing their diabetes. Elissa Renouf, explains...