Type 1 Diabetes Awareness19th June 2020G. WatkinsThe Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network Office Address: Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW Network Manager: Jon Matthias Jon.Matthias@wales.nhs.uk Tel. 07989 193175 18 June 2020 Dear Director of Education I am contacting you to request that an important health message is cascaded to all families through your schools’ communication systems. NHS Wales wishes to inform the public that despite the Coronavirus situation, services are still ‘open for business’. NHS services are very well equipped to look after patients safely if they are unwell. It is important for all parents to know the signs and symptoms of undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes in children, which is a medical emergency. If parents notice ANY of the key symptoms of Type 1 diabetes, they need to make an urgent GP appointment, or contact their Out of Hours service. The main symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are called the 4 Ts: THIRST (often all the time) TOILET (needing to urinate mor
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