“It’s like having a newborn again”: The realities of having a child with Type 1 diabetes.

“Mum, can I go up the street and play with so-and-so before dinner?” is a question many parents of primary age kids might be familiar with.

But for Molly Lucas, 10, she can’t just ‘pop over’ for a play.

“Hang on Molly, let’s see your sugar.”

“Oh no you’re trending.”

“When was the last time you had sugar?”

“Ok, let’s have something to eat first.”

“Hold on two seconds, let me make sure you’ve got a kit.

‘You know what, you can go in 10 minutes. I want to make sure your sugar turns around.”

Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Molly’s life has been stripped of all spontaneity.

Her mum Kirsty tells Mamamia, it’s like living with a newborn again.

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