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Hidden Cost Of Childhood Diabetes In The UK?

Posted May 17 2010 2:58am
Almost half of parents of primary school students with diabetes have had to reduce hours or give up work to help their child “administer life-saving” insulin injections.

Research commissioned by Diabetes UK, a charity, found a third of parents with students in secondary school also had to forfeit their careers to treat their child.

In its report, titled State of diabetes care in the UK, the charity found that children with long term medical conditions, such as diabetes, were not being supported properly by poorly trained teachers and health professionals.

I seem to remember how we kept hearing how much "better" health care was outside the United States.

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