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What is diabetes?

If you're new to diabetes, this is the place to start. Find out what diabetes is and how it affects your body.




What it means to have diabetes

When we have diabetes, our bodies work a bit differently.  Here's where we explain what diabetes is, and what we need to do to look after diabetes.




All about my BGLs

However you feel about it, getting your blood glucose levels right is really important to keep you healthy and well.


This section contains tips and info to make the whole process as easy as possible for you.

Sports days, exams and school camps

Now that you have diabetes, you might have to do things a bit differently at school. Let's find out more.

How do I tell people about my diabetes?

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, it's important that you tell your teachers and teaching assistants so they can look after you properly at school.


Your friends probably don't know much about diabetes, and will be interested to hear what you have to say about it too.  


Your questions

Here's where you will find some common questions about diabetes so you can stay healthy and still have fun.


PLUS...Diabetes Queensland's Helpline is open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, on 1300 136 588 if you or your family need to talk to someone who can help with your diabetes questions.



Diabetes Basics for Kids was made possible thanks to the generosity of two wonderful donors, G & A.