Parents, Family & Friends | Friends & Extended Family

Welcome to our Friends and Extended Family Page

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to visit the site. If you’ve landed on this page and you know a young person with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope we can help you to gain a better understanding of what it all means for them and how you can gain greater awareness and support their needs.

If you have a moment please do watch Dr Yong’s explanation of What Type 1 Diabetes is. Additionally, you can visit The Essentials section of this site for instructional films on how to perform daily management procedures. You may also find The DigiBete Kids or Teens section useful to see age specific examples of children and young people managing their own diabetes too.

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

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

Interesting Fact

There are so many factors that can affect someone’s blood glucose (BG) levels including:

Food / The Weather / Excitement

Emotions / Exercise Growing

Illness / Hormones

Frances' Kitchen - Introduction

Frances Kitchen - Introduction

Mum's Tips'n'Tricks - Carolyn

Here are some useful tips and tricks from Carolyn on how she manages her daughter's T1D

Dad's Type 1 Diabetes Tips 'n' Tricks - Simon Says

Here are some useful tips and tricks from Simon on how he manages his daughter's T1D

Sick Day Rules

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