DigiBete16+ and parents | 16+

Welcome to the 16+ page!

Here you’ll find lots of useful films to support you and your family to better manage your Type 1 Diabetes.  You could watch together with your family or on your own, and you can use them to show your friends, school/college or community to help raise awareness.

Coming soon….new things will be added including games, quizzes and more real life stories!

Laura's Story

Meet Laura... she's had an incredible journey with type 1 diabetes. Watch her inspirational story with JDRF and her recent trip to lobby congress at Capitol Hill in Washington DC.



Coming soon...

Top Tips to Help Manage Your BG

Always try to give Insulin 15 minutes before food if a BG reading is above 4 mmol/L

Stop! Think! Act!

What is the BG reading telling you?  Is a correction needed?

Exercise can be tricky, but if managed well, will with your help your BG levels

Type 1 Teens Talk Support - Trying New Things

Trying New Things

Type 1 Teens Talk Support - Why Meet Up

Type 1 Teens Talk Support - Why Meet Up

Sheku Kanneh-Mason's Tips & Tricks

Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes you through his quick tips and tricks for how he manages his type 1 diabetes.

Sheku's Story

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays the cello and won the BBC's Young Musician 2016 competition. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 12. In this short film he shares his passion for music and how he manages his diabetes around his busy schedule.

Below are films based on ‘The Goals of Diabetes’ structured education programme for children, young people and their families living with Type 1 Diabetes.  These films show Laura managing her Diabetes with the support of her Family.

More films with different scenarios will appear over the coming months… Enjoy!

Please remember, these filmed scenarios are all individual and are designed to be used as examples of real families managing their Type 1 Diabetes. They are intended to be used as a complementry resource and therefore you will need to contact your own Diabetes team for any specific medical advice.

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (16-18's)

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (16-18s)

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (16-18's)

Driving (16-18's)

Sick Day Rules

Exercise (16-18's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 16-18 year olds

Alcohol, Smoking & Drugs (16-18's)

Sex and Pregnancy

Independent Travel (16-18's)

Transition Clinic (16-18's)

Data Downloads and Analysis (16-18's)

Sex and Relationships (16-18's)

Alcohol, Smoking & Drugs (16-18's)