Dealing with a complex condition like diabetes can be tough at times. Children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes need 24/7 intensive care, meaning parents devote all their time to look after their children. Lacking knowledge of diabetes management and without a suitable outlet for their emotional turmoil, many parents of newly diagnosed children succumb to anxiety and depression, leaving emotional scars on the children as well.

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have their misconceptions and with the lack of understanding from those around you it can be hard to deal with. However, you and your child are not alone – YDA is here to help.

We provide counselling services to diagnosed children and their parents, including offering emotional support on dealing with the diagnosis and how to manage the condition.

Hospital outreach
We provide immediate counselling services to every newly diagnosed child and their parents before discharge from the hospital

New case connection
We provide 6 months intensive counselling for each newly diagnosed family, connect them and channel their emotional needs at different stages to accept and acclimate to life with diabetes, i.e. going back to school, facing the community, etc

Hotline support
Our confidential helpline is staffed by a trained social worker who has extensive knowledge of diabetes. We can provide expert information about the condition, take time to talk things through, and explore emotional, social, psychological, and practical difficulties.

If you would like more information on the counselling services provided, please get in touch.

This project is supported by The Community Chest

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