Become a diabetes expert
The more motivated you are, the better you will be able to manage your own diabetes. It is important you realize the treatment is for your own sake, not for your parent's or your family's, and certainly not to benefit your doctor or nurse. Your motivation for the best possible self-treatment might be to be as good (or better...) at football as you were before, to achieve good grades in school without getting hypoglycaemic, or to get the job you want and make it run smoothly despite irregular working hours.
This content is based on Dr Ragnar Hanas' helpful book, Type 1 Diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults. Click here to order copies of Dr Hanas' book online.