Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Game
The Diabetes Team at Swansea University have developed a fun interactive game to help children understand how glucose and insulin work together to give our cells energy. The game also discovers what happens if insulin is broken or not as available within our bodies and extra insulin is required.
When we eat, a lot of things happen inside our bodies. But because we can’t see it, it can be difficult to understand. Join Lenny* as he discovers how the body gets energy from the food we eat, and what happens when someone has Type 1 diabetes and things stop working as they should.
To play the game, turn up your volume and follow the instructions on the screen. If you’re using a phone, turn it to landscape so that you can play it full screen.
*Lenny is named after Leonard Thompson, the first person to receive insulin as a treatment for Type 1 Diabetes.