Minecraft as a Tool for Children to Cope with Diabetes

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If you need an easier way to teach your child with type 1 Diabetes on how to manage the disease, simply ask them to play Minecraft and chances are, they’re already playing it. A father designs a version of Minecraft to help kids like his son learn how to live with type 1 diabetes.

In the modified version of Minecraft, players walk around the world and play through stories, with the added challenge of monitoring their blood glucose and insulin.

ABC News reports:

“I realized we could make a difference for children and families living with type 1 diabetes in terms of learning how to manage their condition in a safe way, and a fun way,” he said to ABC News. With a group of volunteers, he has been building a modified version of Minecraft and they have been spending weekends together fine-tuning and testing the game.

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