Welcome to the Parents and Carers page
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to visit the site. If you and your child are living with Type 1 Diabetes then we are here for you. We know first hand how difficult Type 1 Diabetes can be and would love to hear what would be most useful for you to see on this page.
Below are some resources from our most popular films to support your journey and you may be interested in visiting our resources page where you can access national documentation.
You could also visit the DigiBete Kids or Teens sections to see age specific examples of children, young people and their families managing their diabetes too. These are made as mini-documentaries by real life families modelling best practice care.
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
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
Mum's Tips'n'Tricks - Carolyn
Here are some useful tips and tricks from Carolyn on how she manages her daughter's T1D
Frances' Kitchen - Introduction
Frances Kitchen - Introduction
Frances' Kitchen Series
A series of simple, scrumptious, carb-counted recipes that you can easily create at home.
Visit Sports & Exercise with T1D
Here you’ll find information on how to manage Type 1 Diabetes around sports and exercise.
Mum's Tips & Tricks - Louise
Meet Louise as she shares some useful tips and tricks on how she manages her daughter's T1D
Our T1D Stories
Hear other families share their real life stories of living and 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 your Diabetes Team
Meet Laura... she's had an incredible journey with type 1 diabetes. Watch her inspirational story with JDRF and her recent trip to lobby congress at Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
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.
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
Here's Milly giving us some insight into her life with T1D
Meet Dylan.... a keen BMXer and see how he manages his Type 1 Diabetes on the track.