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

Our T1D Stories

Hear other families share their real life stories of living with Type 1 Diabetes. Every family and individual manages differently with this condition and treatment is very individualised.  Therefore, any medical advice must be discussed with the young person’s diabetes team.

Milly's Story

Here's Milly giving us some insight into her life with T1D

Sheku's Story

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays the cello and won the BBC's Young Musician 2016 competition. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 12. In this short film he shares his passion for music and how he manages his diabetes around his busy schedule.

Sophie's Story

Sophie's Story

Dylan's Story

Meet Dylan.... a keen BMXer and see how he manages his Type 1 Diabetes on the track.

Alice and Holly's Story

Here's a film about Alice and Holly. Alice has Type 1 Diabetes and Holly is her Medical Alert Assistance Dog. Inseparable friends with an incredible story: For more information on Medical Alert Assistance Dogs please visit their website and see the great work that they do

Jake's Story

This is Jake's story about his life managing T1D