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Parents, at what age did you get a mobile phone for your child with type 1 diabetes?

Parents, at what age did you get a mobile phone for your child with type 1 diabetes?
Age 5 or younger
12%
10
Age 6-8
30%
25
Age 9-10
26%
22
Age 11-12
24%
20
Age 13 or older
8%
7

A mobile phone is more than just a piece of modern technology for kids with type 1 diabetes. It's often an important -- if not critical -- part of their diabetes care. Mobile phone apps can record blood glucose and insulin dosing information and display blood sugar data and trends from continuous glucose monitoring systems, alerting kids and parents to changes that need attention. It should come as no surprise then that kids with type 1 diabetes often have a mobile phone at a younger age than their peers.

See also Mobile Kids: The Parent, the Child and the Smartphone from Nielson.

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