Our DiaBuddies events are for children living with type 1 diabetes, their families, friends and carers. They provide a fun, safe environment and valuable family time for those that are recently diagnosed coupled with the opportunity to meet other families in the same situation. Knowing that you are not alone helps considerably.
Events include fun days, zoo visits, family picnics, cooking demonstrations and more, providing the entire family with the opportunity to meet others living with diabetes, and establish a genuine support network with other families in their local area.
Many children with diabetes don’t know anyone else with the condition and these events provide a way for the children to meet with others in the same situation. Everybody else is checking their blood glucose levels and watching what they eat. This helps to increase their confidence and know they can manage the demands of their situation. For many of the children they meet others on these events that become friends for life.
They also involve the family, giving parents and carers the opportunity to discuss their issues and meet with qualified health professionals that can give them valuable, positive support and education.
Activities aimed at children under 13 years range from face painting, karaoke, jumping castle, kids disco, sports, arts and crafts, games and competitions – plus more!
To see currently scheduled DiaBuddies events in your area, click here.