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

Ryan's Story

Find out how Ryan manages T1D and football



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

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)