Q: Can I go to my friend’s house for a sleepover?

A: Having a sleepover is lots of fun and something you can enjoy without too much anxiety.

It’s a good idea to practice looking after your own diabetes when you are home with mum or dad, such as blood glucose testing and injecting your own insulin or bolus in your pump. You can also get mum or dad to contact the other parents so they can talk about what you will need at the sleepover, such as food choices, snack times and hypo treatment.

It may take some ‘day play dates’ first before you feel comfortable to sleepover.