Type 1 Diabetes Awareness

Welcome to our Type 1 Diabetes Awareness page.

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. We do not know what causes type 1 diabetes although it is not linked to lifestyle factors. There is currently no cure and it cannot be prevented.  There are currently around 400,000 people living with type 1 diabetes in the UK and approximately 29,000 of them are children.

On this page you’ll find useful resources to share within your community to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes.  This will help earlier diagnosis and prevent the onset of life-threatening Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)


Together we really can save lives.

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

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

The Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

This short film explains the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes