DigiBeteTeens and parents | 14-15

Welcome to the 14-15’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

Benji's Story - My Life with T1D

Benji is 13 years old and this is his T1D story in his own words

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, it will help your BG levels

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

Sick Day Rules

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

Here are some video resources to help you manage your diabetes.

These resources have been funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund

Let’s Talk About - Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About : Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About - Emotional Wellbeing

Let’s Talk About : Emotional Wellbeing

Let's Talk About - Carb Counting & Eating Out

Let's Talk About : Carb Counting & Eating Out

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

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

Here are some stories from other young people who are living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Sophie's Story

Sophie's Story

Tomas' Story

Meet Tomas as he talks about living with type 1 diabetes.

Isaac Coleman - Tackling Type 1

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

Below are some helpful interactive PDF resources you can download

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 Sophie managing her Diabetes with the support of her Mum

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.

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (14-15's)

Hypoglycaemia or Hypo (14-15's)

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (14-15's)

Hyperglycaemia or Hyper (14-15's)

Food (14-15's)

ood (14-15's)

Exercise (14-15's)

Find out how to manage T1D and exercise in 14 to 15 year olds

Exams (14-15's)

Exams (14-15's)