CWD UK Information

Welcome to the CWD UK Information Section

These pages offer information and links
specifically tailored for families living in the United Kingdom.

Email and Mailing Lists

Join our UK emailing support and discussion group which will put you in touch with other families who are raising children with diabetes.

Sign up for the CWD UK mailing list

Mailing Lists - What are They Anyway?
A mailing list is a group of users who share information on a common topic. Mailing lists allow messages to be distributed to all of the list's subscribers by submitting a message to a single address. When a message is sent to the list address, it is forwarded to all subscribers of the list, who each receive a copy of the original message.

To subscribe, type your email address tick "Immediate Delivery," and click the "Submit" button. You will receive an email confirming your subscription to which you must reply. This prevents people from signing others up to the list. To unsubscribe, type your email address in below, check "Unsubscribe," and click the "Submit" button. You will be removed immediately. No confirmation is need to unsubscribe.

Children with Diabetes also offers cwdMail, a web-based e-mail service. If you're looking for a new e-mail address, or are tired of large amounts of junk e-mail give cwdMail a try. We employ very aggressive anti-spam filters to help reduce the risk of your email address receiving spam.

We've added a new UK Parents' Voices section, and our first UK parent's story is from Alison Gordon who writes about Ozzie's diagnosis.

Diabetes Basics


What is type 1 diabetes?

Benefits and Allowances in the UK

If you have a child under 16, with type 1 diabetes you MAY be able to claim Disability Living Allowance.

You should be given information by your diabetes clinic about Diabetes UK, family support groups in your area, and how to claim Disability Living Allowance to help cover the home supervision of your child now that s/he has diabetes.

If you receive DLA at the higher or middle rate you may be able to claim Carers Allowance (CA).

Are you age 16 or over, spending at least 35 hours a week looking after someone who is getting, or waiting to hear about Disability Allowance at the middle or highest rate? and do not earn above £79 a week.

Check the Carer's Allowance page

What Diabetes Care To Expect For Your Child

Is Your Child Getting The Right Support?

Diabetes At School For Teachers

One in 700 children of school age has diabetes. It is therefore likely that you will teach or supervise a child with the condition at some time.

For Parents - Taking Diabetes to School

Links for For Children with Diabetes

Websites Of Interest For Kids

About Insulin Pumps

Parents In The UK Whose Children Use An Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump Manufacturers And Suppliers



General Useful Links

Coeliac Links

Coeliac and Thyroid problems are more common in people with type 1 diabetes. These conditions should be screened for at intervals by your diabetes clinic.

Jackie Jacombs
January 6, 2005
Updated September 18, 2006

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