Essentials & Technology – BSL

Welcome to the DigiBete Essentials and Technology page with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. Here you'll find a selection of essential films to help in the daily management of Type 1 Diabetes.So what is Type 1 Diabetes? In this film Dr. James Yong explains all...If you, a family member or friend have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes then please visit our 'Newly Diagnosed' page for more supporting resources.We hope you'll find these films useful.

 

Below are essential videos with British Sign Language interpretation to help you and your family self-manage your diabetes.

The following films are all made with Healthcare Professionals and they explain, in a step-by-step way, how to effectively perform the essentials of everyday management of Type 1 Diabetes.

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

Equipment You Need When You Leave Hospital - BSL

This films explains what you'll need when you leave hospital.

How To Check Blood Glucose Levels - BSL

This films shows how to check blood glucose levels.

How To Give An Injection Of Insulin - BSL

This films shows you how to give an injection of insulin.

What Is Hypoglycaemia - BSL

This films explains what hypoglycaemia is.

How To Treat Hypoglycaemia - BSL

This film explains how to treat hypoglycaemia

What Are Ketones and How To Check Them - BSL

This films explains what ketones are and how to check them.

How To Work Out A Correction Dose - BSL

This films shows you how to work out a correction dose.

How To Give An Injection Of Glucagon - BSL

This films shows you how to give an glucagon injection.

How To Use Safety Needles - BSL

This film explains what safety needles are and how to use them.

A Guide To Healthy Eating - BSL

This film is a guide to healthy eating.

Visiting The Diabetes Clinic - BSL

This films explains what to expect on your first visit to your local diabetes clinic.

Carb Counting Understanding the basics - BSL

This films takes you through the basics of carbohydrate counting.

Carb Counting - Weighing and measuring - BSL

This film takes you through the different ways to count the carbs in food.

Carb Counting - Challenging Meals - BSL

This film discusses how to tackle challenging meals.

Carb Counting - Eating Out - BSL

This films shows how to carb count when eating out.

Diabetes Technology 

We’re living in a time where technology is developing at a significant rate and there are huge advances being made in tech to help type 1 diabetes management.  Below you will find information on Type 1 Technology and we’ll be adding more resources soon for you to use, share and signpost and we’ll let you know when they’re available.

T1D is a part of me - My life enabled by technology - BSL

In this film, a group of young people share how technology helps them manage their type 1 diabetes

What people say about CGM and Flash - BSL

In this film, young people discuss the pros and cons of CGM and Flash Glucose Monitors

What people say about Pumps and Closed Loop Systems - BSL

In this film, young people discuss the pros and cons of pumps and closed loop systems

HCL and First Line of Treatment - BSL

In this video, children and parents who took part in the KidsAP02 study, talk about their experiences.

Hybrid Closed Loop Systems & Quality of Life - BSL

In this video, children and parents who took part in the KidsAP02 study, talk about their experiences and quality of life.

HCL and Time in Range - BSL

In this video, children and parents who took part in the KidsAP02 study, talk about their experiences.