DigiBete16+ and parents | 19-25’s

Welcome to the 19-25's page. Here you’ll find lots of useful resources to support you and to help better manage Type 1 Diabetes. There are films and interactive resources for you to download and use whenever & wherever you need them.  You can also use them to show your friends, family and community to help raise awareness and understanding. If you need extra support then your diabetes team are always available.

 

Welcome to the 19-25’s page.

Here you’ll find lots of useful resources to support you and to help better manage Type 1 Diabetes. 

There are films and downloadable/interactive resources for you to use whenever & wherever you need them.  You can also use them to show your friends, family and community to help raise awareness and understanding.

These resources have been funded by the National Lottery’s People’s Projects

If you find these resources useful, ask your local diabetes team for a code to use the DigiBete App.  Learn more about it by clicking here

Dan's Story

Meet Dan as he talks about his life living with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

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

Isaac Coleman - Tackling Type 1

Meet Isaac and hear his story of how diabetes tech has enabled his journey with Bradford Bulls.

Let's Talk About - Carb Counting & Eating Out

Let's Talk About : Carb Counting & Eating Out

Let's Talk About - Drinking

Let's Talk About : Drinking

Let's Talk About - Sex and Relationships

Let's Talk About : Sex and Relationships

Let’s Talk About - Emotional Wellbeing

Let’s Talk About : Emotional Wellbeing

BE INSPIRED BY : CHRIS BRIGHT

Be inspired by: Chris Bright

Type 1 : My Community and Me

In this film young people talk about the benefits of talking to their peers and creating support networks to help them manage their diabetes better in the community

Type 1 : Other Conditions and Me

In this film young people talk about what it's like to have other conditions alongside type 1 diabetes

Here’s a collection of downloadable & interactive resources for you to use whenever you need them, wherever you are.

If you’re moving into adult services then you might want to start looking at My Type 1 Diabetes where you’ll find lots of resources to help.

My Type 1 Diabetes is a public information website for adults living with Type 1 Diabetes. The website contains educational resources including videos and leaflets plus multi-language content to learn more about Type 1 Diabetes and how to manage it.

Through the site you can also register to access four eLearning courses for adults with Type 1 diabetes, to help increase understanding and confidence in self-management. These courses cover a range of topics useful for people who are newly diagnosed, or for those needing additional support with insulin management, carb counting, lifestyle change and complications management. They also include topics like driving, employment, alcohol, sex and travel. There is also a specific course for young adults, and courses for people either thinking about or starting insulin pump therapy.

The eLearning courses that are currently available through the T1 site are below:

Understanding Type 1

This course is aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, complications and lifestyle advice.

Understanding Type 1

 

Growing up & Living with Type 1

This course provides information about living with diabetes, especially aimed at young adults, but may be useful for others facing new experiences such as driving, leaving home, sex, travel and alcohol.

Growing up & Living with Type 1

Considering an Insulin Pump?

Switching from insulin injections to an insulin pump can be daunting time for people. This is an introductory guide to insulin pump therapy.

Considering an Insulin Pump?

My Insulin Pump

This course is a comprehensive guide aimed at people who are actively starting insulin pump therapy or as a refresher for those already established on it.

My Insulin Pump