Young People - Resources

This section contains all of our resources for young people with diabetes.

Mastering Diabetes in Preschools and Schools

The NDSS has created a new resource, after receiving requests for material to help children with type 1 diabetes at preschool and schools. This booklet, called Mastering Diabetes, was created with the help of families, teachers and paediatric endocrinology teams. It has been designed to help teachers and families support children with type 1 diabetes at school and preschool, helping children to learn, grow and have fun.

Inside you will find information about:

  • looking after young people with type 1 diabetes in preschool and school
  • building strong communications between families and schools
  • the responsibilities of teachers and other school staff.

The booklet is available as a PDF.

Moving On Up

This booklet is a guide for young people with type 1 diabetes (their parents or guardians) transitioning from child to adult health care services. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities that young people could face as they become young adults. The guide has information on how to live well with diabetes through this phase and importantly, the management of diabetes and the support available to you.

Find out more about moving to:

  • adult diabetes service
  • work, university or TAFE
  • four wheels (driving)
  • out of home
  • with life
  • with a new diabetes care team.

Follow this link to the NDSS website where you can download the resource in PDF format.

MyD

'myD’ (my diabetes) is a site that has been developed specifically for people aged 16 to 25 years living with diabetes.

The site provides general information on living with diabetes and covers ‘everyday’ topics like school, work, travel, driving and general health. The site also provides information and links to other sites of interest, places to go for more information, and there is a section for you to tell your story and talk about how you live with diabetes, here and now.

To visit the myD website, please click here: myd.ndss.com.au

Information sheets which may help young people with type 1 diabetes, that can be found on the NDSS website

Alcohol and type 1 diabetes

Drug use and type 1 diabetes

Travelling and type 1 diabetes

Youth Reports

You can see the outcomes of our previous surveys on young people and their parents by following this link to the NDSS website.