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Type 1 diabetes in children

Worried about your child's diabetes?

When your child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it can be difficult to know which way to turn. They will need a lifetime of expert care to maintain their health and prevent complications. Many parents are frightened for the future, but the specialist diabetic team at The London Diabetes Centre can help. Specialising in paediatric diabetes care, we are dedicated to helping children with diabetes, and their parents, learn how to manage their condition successfully and safeguard their health.

Individualised care plans

Diabetes is a condition that requires careful control to stay well and reduce long-term complications. The expert professionals at The London Diabetes Centre offer cutting-edge technologies and treatments for diabetes, to make it easier for children and parents to control sugar levels.

We develop individualised care plans for children with diabetes. As well as education these often include the latest continuous glucose monitors to reduce finger-prick testing and improve sugar monitoring. Pumps are often prescribed to provide more flexibility around meals, reduced risk of hypos and more stable blood glucose levels.

Many of the latest monitors can be monitored and downloaded remotely, so that parents can keep an eye on progress, for added reassurance.

Helping you and your child become diabetes experts

As a parent, you have a crucial role to play in helping your child learn to manage their diabetes and live a full and happy life. The London Diabetes Centre can help you and your child become diabetes experts. They will help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully manage the condition.

The experienced diabetic team of highly skilled paediatric consultants, dieticians, clinical psychologists and diabetes specialist nurses are experienced in dealing with young people. They will help you understand how to monitor glucose levels, provide the nutrition your growing child needs and help them live well with diabetes.

School support

Starting or changing schools can be worrying for children and parents. The clinic offers individual school visits to support and educate the school team to maintain the individual care plan.

The specialists at The London Diabetes Centre are always on hand for help and guidance. Diabetes UK also runs a help-line for parents with advice about school and diabetes on 0345 123 2399.

Growing up and moving on

Adolescence can be a challenging time for young people with diabetes, and their parents. The London Diabetes Centre develops transitional care plans, to help children take increasing control of their condition and move towards adult care. The specialist multidisciplinary team understands that as the individual gets older their needs and preferences will change and are experts in supporting this process.

No one understands diabetes better than The London Diabetes Centre; which is why parents and children from all over the world come to the benefit from the first-class diabetes care.

Support Plans

Risk Assessment

A 30-minute consultation with a DSN or diabetes dietitian
Diabetes risk questionnaire
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and Body Composition Analysis

Our plan is designed for patients who have not been diagnosed with diabetes who want to check their current health status and understand if they are at risk of developing diabetes.

Second Opinion

A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, weight, blood pressure, HbA1c blood test and glucose test

Our plan is designed for recently diagnosed patients who are unsure about their diagnosis and need a second opinion or need help deciding on their care plan.


A 45-minute diabetes consultant consultation with written report
A 60-minute diabetes dietitian or DSN appointment
Height, Weight & Blood Pressure, HBA1c, Blood Glucose, Urine Alb/Cr and other tests

This Gold Standard in diabetes assessment will cover most people’s fundamental requirements for diabetes care.


45 minute consultation with Diabetes Consultant to discuss the results and provide a written report
Advanced Lipoprotein Analysis
An OCT - Optical coherence tomography, Ankle and Toe Brachial Index and DEXA scan

This premium plan includes an in depth assessment of your diabetes status and also your wider health risks concerning cholesterol and metabolic health

Looking to speak with a member of our team?

Carol Willis

Carol Willis - Diabetes Clinic Facilitator

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