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News : Helpline for Parents of Diabetics
London, UK, September, 2015 -- A charity is offering advice to the families of children suffering from Type One diabetes.
Diabetes UK is urging parents with a child with diabetes to make sure they have all the information to support their child and make sure they have a healthy and happy start back to school.
They have set up a helpline to help parents with any advice they may need.
Claire Gordon, regional manager at Diabetes UK, said: "All children have the right to a fulfilling and enjoyable educational experience. That is why we have set up Diabetes UK’s Care in School Helpline, staffed by volunteers, many of whom are parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, who can provide information on children’s rights to support at school as well as providing emotional support if parents have any worries."
Parents can contact the helpline 0345 123 2399 from Monday to Friday between 9am- 7pm about any school related concerns that they have regarding their child and diabetes.
Alongside this, Diabetes UK’s short film competition for children aged 11 to 17 is still open.
Children are encouraged to share their experiences of living with diabetes in school in just three minutes.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Diabetes UK:
Diabetes UK is a British-based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that describes itself as the "leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes."
Published: Friday, October 2, 2015