My child has diabetes - Thomas

Many parents whose child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes wonder: 'Why is this happening to my child?' 'How can they continue to live as before?' 'How can I best help?' Often it seems there are more questions than answers at the beginning.

One of the most important things for parents is the health and well being of their children. For a child with Type 1 diabetes, the aim of diabetes therapy is to reduce the risk of developing long-term complications caused by high glucose levels, avoiding hypoglycaemia and ensuring normal growth and development both physically and emotionally.

Read the real-life stories of other parents of children with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control.

Real life stories

My child has diabetes - Thomas

Find out how Thomas became a happy, confident child again with help of his insulin pump.

Thomas was diagnosed on 8 April 2011, that day our lives as a family changed forever.  He was only 2 years and 9 months old and my sweet little toddler did not cope with the 5-8 insulin injections he required every day.  He was extremely needle phobic and kicked and screamed with every needle prick- this became absolutely exhausting to deal with.    This along with the regular 2am blood sugar checks, meant extremely tired and grumpy parents.  Thomas would also only let certain people inject him, which meant little freedom for both him and my husband and I.  Thomas got his pump and CGM in March 2014.  It has transformed our lives- finally we can sleep through the night and it has given Thomas so much more freedom and control over his own condition.  Overnight I saw my sad, angry, confused little boy become a happy, confident child again. We love our pump and CGM.


- MICHELLE, Thomas’ Mom

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