When you’ve got diabetes you might worry that it makes you different from your friends or you might be scared of what they’ll think. But really, you’re the same as them; you’ve just got extra things you have to do. You have to think about testing, injections, food and what you’re going to be doing every day. It can be hard work, but having the help of your friends and family can make it easier.
Sometimes kids with diabetes can be nervous about giving needles. There are some special things to help you (see link below) – it’s a good idea to talk to your diabetes team if you’re worried. Mum, Dad or someone at home can help you.
Your friends might also be able to encourage you to have your injection and help you get ready to give it – but they can’t give it for you. You’ll need to explain diabetes to them and show them what kind of things you need to do to look after your diabetes to help them to understand. You’ll probably find that they will be happy to help and support you whenever they can.
Even though you might not like having the injections, it’s very important that you have them to stay well.
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