Type 1 diabetes - basic notions
What is type 1 diabetes?
So far, Type 1 Diabetes is neither preventable nor curable.
The exact cause is still unknown
Mental load of a child living with type 1 diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes involves a daily mental burden for both the young person and the parent; manage their blood sugar levels, their injections, their diet, their carbohydrate calculation, their sports activity, the vagaries of everyday life. It is a constant load that the child and the parents must carry on their shoulders 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Fred accompanies you and is present to ease this load through its various programs and through encounters. When we talk about it, we feel better. Together, we understand each other and we feel less alone. Call your friend Fred!
Canadian Diabetes Association
GEOFFROY, Louis Geoffroy and Monique Gonthier, Diabetes in Children, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, 2009
Support for young diabetics