Your child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes – so now what? It’s a huge transition for your child, but it can often take a toll on you and the rest of your family. Helping your child adapt to a chronic illness such as diabetes can often be stressful, as they may not understand how much effort goes into maintaining their health. As a parent and care giver, you may begin to feel depressed, anxious or even angry at times. The constant battle to get your child to eat the correct food in conjunction with medication can cause of cause unwanted tension, anger and feelings of exhaustion to grow. Most of all, the pain that you feel for your child as you help them with their pump site change or insulin injections can lead to understandable feelings of over-protectiveness, which can often do more harm than good.
Having a child diagnosed with diabetes, or any other chronic illness, isn’t easy and you don’t need to go through it alone. Luckily, professional help is available here. Vision psychology has a number of experienced psychologists who can help you, and your child. Call Vision Psychology now to make an appointment for a Free Emotional Health Check-Up so that we can give you the extra support that you and your child need during this time.