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New website for children with type 1 diabetes

New website for children with type 1 diabetes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has launched a new website and magazine for kids with type 1 diabetes.

T1 Kids, a website for 8–12 year olds, allows children and their families to learn about the condition in a fun and interesting way. It is packed with information about type 1 diabetes, as well as blogs, research information and videos. Games such as "Ketones Attack" and "Diabetes Dash" test a child's ability to combat high blood sugar with insulin and challenge their healthy diet knowledge, while having fun!

T1, a brand new magazine for young people with type 1 diabetes, contains news, film reviews and competitions. It can be used as a tool for learning about type 1 diabetes and help kids to deal with their condition through information and interactive features such as the letters page. Readers also have the opportunity to get any questions about type 1 answered by a diabetes specialist nurse.

Chief Executive of JDRF Karen Addington, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 12, said: "T1 Kids is a fantastic website where children who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have easy access to information and advice on the condition. T1 magazine is a handy source of information about type 1 diabetes, while being a fun and interesting read. We hope that these new resources will help kids with type 1 get to grips with their condition."

Click here to visit the kids website.

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