DigiBeteTeens and parents | 12-13

Welcome to the 12-13’s 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 or community to help raise awareness.

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

Emma's Story

Meet Emma as she talks about living with type 1 diabetes.



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

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 Ryan managing his Diabetes with the support of his 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 complementary resource and therefore you will need to contact your own Diabetes team for any specific medical advice.

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

Ryan's Story

Find out how Ryan manages T1D and football

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (12-13's)

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (12-13s)

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (12-13's)

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (12-13'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 (12-13's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 12-13 year olds

Food (12-13's)

Food and T1D

Smoking, Alcohol & Transition (12-13's)

Smoking, Alcohol & Transition (12-13's)

Let’s Talk About - Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About : Diagnosis

Let's Talk About - Carb Counting & Eating Out

Let's Talk About : Carb Counting & Eating Out

Let’s Talk About - Emotional Wellbeing

Let’s Talk About : Emotional Wellbeing

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