Welcome to our ‘5’s and Under’ Resources Page
If you are a parent or supporting a child with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope the resources on this page will help with day-to-day management and help gain a better understanding of what Type 1 Diabetes is.
We’ve created a series of films and resources to support you as you manage Type 1 Diabetes.
These resources have been funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund
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
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
In this film Dr. Yong explains what Type 1 Diabetes is.
If you have any questions, or you’re not sure then just ask for help.
Your Diabetes Team are there to support you so do get in touch when you need them.
Hybrid Closed-Loop Systems & Quality of Life
In this video, children and parents who took part in the KidsAP02 study, talk about their experiences and quality of life.
How to manage a mammoth
Join Jake, his Mum and Mel the diabetes mammoth as they join forces with their friends to become a super-team and work out how to shrink Mel to a manageable size.
Newly Diagnosed and Under 5
In this film you can hear from parents as they talk about their child's diagnosis
In this section you’ll find films dedicated to Food for 5’s and under.
Frances Hanson is a Children’s Diabetes Dietitian based at Leeds Children’s Hospital and she has created this series to support you as you manage food for children aged 5 and under.
We hope you find these resources useful.
AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & UNDER 5'S
An Introduction to Food & Under 5's
UNDER 5'S - GETTING THE PORTION SIZE RIGHT
Under 5's - Getting The Portion Size Right
UNDER 5'S - FOOD & PUMP MANAGEMENT
Under 5's - Food & Pump Management
UNDER 5'S - FOOD REFUSAL
Under 5's - Food Refusal
UNDER 5'S - MEALS & SNACKS FOR AN AVERAGE 2 YEAR OLD
Under 5's - Meals & Snacks For An Average 2 Year Old
UNDER 5'S - MEALS & SNACKS FOR AN AVERAGE 4 YEAR OLD
Under 5's - Meals & Snacks For An Average 4 Year Old
Here are some films about managing exercise and active under 5’s to support you, your friends and extended family.
Managing Active Under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes
Francesca Annan discusses ways of managing active under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes
Top Tips for Exercise Management in Under 5's
Francesca Annan guides you through her top tips for managing sports and exercise in under 5's
Here are some films with mums and dads from the type 1 community and they give some of their tips and tricks for managing their child that could be useful for you too.
Mum's Tips 'n' Tricks for Under 5's
Some mums from the type 1 community give some of their tips and tricks for managing their under 5's that could be useful for you too.
Dad's Tips 'n' Tricks for Under 5's
Some dads from the type 1 community give some of their tips and tricks for managing their under 5's that could be useful for you too.
It can be challenging to manage type 1 diabetes when your child is ill so in this section there are some resources to help you manage illness in your child.
Sick Day Rules
In this film Dr Fiona Campbell talks you through 5 straight forward steps for managing illness with Type 1 Diabetes
Here’s a collection of downloadable & interactive resources for you to use whenever you need them, wherever you are.
Nutrition & Allergen Guide
Use this interactive nutrition and allergen guide when you are eating out.