Self-care and support

How do I support a child with type 1 diabetes? What can I do to take care of myself?

0 to 4 year olds

Find out about how to care for young children with type 1 diabetes

5-12 year olds

What to do when your child is diagnosed with diabetes and how to manage daily life with confidence.

Teens 13+

How does type 1 diabetes impact your teen? How much responsibility should your teen assume for their diabetes management?


A diabetes diagnosis can affect your entire family. We offer tips and strategies to help you explain what diabetes means to worried siblings and how to help them cope.

Support persons

Support persons include anyone, other than parents, who look after a child with type 1 diabetes. There are important things as a carer that you need to know.

Health professionals

Diabetes NSW produces a range of paediatric diabetes education materials for health professionals to use in diabetes education with young people and their families.

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