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.


If you, a family member or a friend have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, please head over to our sister site youngType2 for resources and support.

The Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

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

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

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

Isaac Coleman - Tackling Type 1

Meet Isaac and hear his story of how diabetes tech has enabled his journey with Bradford Bulls.

Ellie's Story

In this film Ellie talks about her life with T1D and her struggles

Benji's Story - My Life with T1D

Benji is 13 years old and this is his T1D story in his own words

Type 1 : Other Conditions and Me

In this film young people talk about what it's like to have other conditions alongside type 1 diabetes