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Diabetes in childhood

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Children who have been diagnosed with diabetes, and their families, need to learn many new things – how to measure blood glucose levels, give injections and how to balance food and activity – all of which they will find difficult to start with. Diabetes will have to be managed for all of the child’s life, but diabetes need not prevent a child from living a full and active life.

For information about childhood diabetes:

Diabetes Australia:
http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Information in other languages

Australian Diabetes Council
http://www.diabeteskidsandteens.com.au/multicultural_resources.html

Resources in South Australia

  • Diabetes Australia - South Australia (DA-SA) is an independent, not for profit, charitable organisation providing a range of services and products designed to meet the needs of people with diabetes.
    - 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Rd, Hilton SA 5033
    - telephone: 1300 136 588
    http://www.diabetessa.com.au/
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Diabetes Centre
    http://www.diabetes.org.au
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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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