DigiBeteKIDS and parents | 10-11s

Welcome to the 10-11’s page!

Here you’ll find stories and videos to help you and your family manage your Type 1 Diabetes.  Why not watch together with your family or show your friends or school.

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

Dylan's Story

Meet Dylan.... a keen BMXer and see how he manages his Type 1 Diabetes on the track.

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 help your BG control

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 Dylan and Jaiya managing their Diabetes with support their families. 

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 complementary resource and therefore you will need to contact your own Diabetes team for any specific medical advice.

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (10-11's)

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (10-11's)

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (10-11's)

Sick Day Rules

In this film Dr Fiona Campbell talks you through 5 straight forward steps for managing illness with Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise (10-11's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 10-11 year olds

Food (10-11's)

Food (10-11's)

Moving to Secondary School and Emotional Wellbeing (10-11s)

Moving to Secondary School and Emotional Wellbeing (10-11s)

Eating and Sleeping Away from Home (10-11's)

Eating and Sleeping Away from Home (10-11's)