Message from Laura Bridgwood; Diabetes Specialist Nurse for Children
Learning from other countries who are ahead of us in the Covid-19 situation, it has been seen that families are avoiding accessing health care due to concerns around Covid-19 which has then led to children and young people being admitted very unwell with other conditions, undiagnosed type 1 diabetes being one of these.
If the symptoms of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes are not acted upon this can be fatal or can have implications for long term health so we are keen to reach out to raise awareness of the symptoms and ensure that families access health care when needed. The poster details the symptoms which can be seen so during this time so you need to access health care without delay if they see any of these signs as the risks of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes far outweigh Covid-19. Thank you, Laura Bridgwood, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse