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The Type 1 Diabetes Guidebook – for parents

I could not be more excited to share The Type 1 Diabetes Guidebook – for parents with you. This practical, helpful guide was written to help parents whose children have just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, packed with advice from other parents who understand.

The Type 1 Diabetes Guidebook - for parents

All the basics you need to know to parent your child with Type 1

The guidebook includes everything from an explanation of what diabetes is to what affects blood sugar, how to cope with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and essential information for family, friends and caregivers. You’ll also find carb counting advice, tools to make your life easier, food tips from other parents and mental health and diabetes.

Most importantly, there’s advice from other parents who have been there and are doing that – every day.

Get your free copy of The Type 1 Diabetes Guidebook – for parents

Together with Abbott FreeStyle Libre, we have developed this book. We are no longer sending out hard copies, but feel free to download your own copy below – and share it with anyone you think might need it.

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