DigiBeteKIDS and parents | 5’s and Under

Welcome to our ‘5’s and Under’ Resources Page

If you are a parent or supporting a child with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope the resources on this page will help with day-to-day management and help gain a better understanding of what Type 1 Diabetes is.

We’ve created a series of films and resources to support you as you manage Type 1 Diabetes.

These resources have been funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

In this film Dr. Yong explains what Type 1 Diabetes is.

REMEMBER

If you have any questions, or you’re not sure then just ask for help.

 

Your Diabetes Team are there to support you so do get in touch when you need them.

In this section you’ll find films dedicated to Food for 5’s and under.

Frances Hanson is a Children’s Diabetes Dietitian based at Leeds Children’s Hospital and she has created this series to support you as you manage food for children aged 5 and under.

We hope you find these resources useful.

AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & UNDER 5'S

An Introduction to Food & Under 5's

UNDER 5'S - GETTING THE PORTION SIZE RIGHT

Under 5's - Getting The Portion Size Right

UNDER 5'S - FOOD & PUMP MANAGEMENT

Under 5's - Food & Pump Management

UNDER 5'S - FOOD REFUSAL

Under 5's - Food Refusal

UNDER 5'S - MEALS & SNACKS FOR AN AVERAGE 2 YEAR OLD

Under 5's - Meals & Snacks For An Average 2 Year Old

UNDER 5'S - MEALS & SNACKS FOR AN AVERAGE 4 YEAR OLD

Under 5's - Meals & Snacks For An Average 4 Year Old

Here are some films about managing exercise and active under 5’s to support you, your friends and extended family.

Managing Active Under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

Francesca Annan discusses ways of managing active under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

Top Tips for Exercise Management in Under 5's

Francesca Annan guides you through her top tips for managing sports and exercise in under 5's

Here are some films with mums and dads from the type 1 community and they give some of their tips and tricks for managing their child that could be useful for you too.

Mum's Tips 'n' Tricks for Under 5's

Some mums from the type 1 community give some of their tips and tricks for managing their under 5's that could be useful for you too.

Dad's Tips 'n' Tricks for Under 5's

Some dads from the type 1 community give some of their tips and tricks for managing their under 5's that could be useful for you too.

It can be challenging to manage type 1 diabetes when your child is ill so in this section there are some resources to help you manage illness in your child.

Sick Day Rules

In this film Dr Fiona Campbell talks you through 5 straight forward steps for managing illness with Type 1 Diabetes