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Essentials

Welcome to the DigiBete Essentials page. 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 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

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

In this film Dr. Yong explains what Type 1 Diabetes is.

How To Check Blood Glucose Levels

How To Check Blood Glucose Levels

How To Give An Injection Of Insulin

How To Give An Injection Of Insulin

How to give an Injection of Insulin using Safety Needles

How to give an injection of insulin using safety needles

What is Hypoglycaemia?

What is Hypoglycaemia?

How to treat Hypoglycaemia

How to treat Hypoglycaemia

Carbohydrate Counting

How to count carbohydrates

How To Work Out A Correction Dose

How To Work Out A Correction Dose

What Are Ketones and How To Check Them

What Are Ketones and How To Check Them

A Guide To Healthy Eating

A Guide To Healthy Eating

How To Give An Injection Of Glucagon

How To Give An Injection Of Glucagon

Equipment You Need When You Leave Hospital

Equipment You Need When You Leave Hospital

Visiting the Diabetes Clinic

Visiting the Diabetes Clinic

Sick Day Rules

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

Injection Technique Matters - Lipohypertrophy

A short film about injection technique and why it matters