With proper preparation, diabetes
doesn't have to slow you down
Diabetes: you can't leave home without it.
Diabetes is a disease that you take wherever you go. There's no leaving it at home! You have to keep supplies with you at all times, and it always helps when the people around you know the danger signs to watch for when you have diabetes, and how to help in case of emergency.
As you get older, learning to handle your diabetes away from home, to give yourself proper care, and to talk to and teach the people you meet about your needs, can be one of your biggest challenges.
But here's the good news: It will also lead to some of your best experiences! Overnights with friends, summer camps, travel, sports, and eventually college, can all be possible as you learn how to care for yourself and your diabetes when you're away from the safety of your home.
So that's what this area of JDRF Kids Online is all about: great tips for taking good care of yourself as you take diabetes with you into the world.