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Our researchers are working on different ways to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes - from growing insulin-producing beta cells in labs to hacking the immune system.
Learn about the technologies that can deliver insulin automatically when needed. And discover the next generation of insulins that are currently being developed.
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The announcement is the biggest treatment breakthrough for type 1 diabetes since the discovery of insulin.
This event is designed for anyone living with type 1 diabetes who would like to learn more about managing their wellbeing across a variety of contexts.
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Being diagnosed as an adult can be a shock, but it doesn’t have to uproot your life. You may have a few extra steps to consider, but there is no reason you have to stop living the way you want to.
A type 1 diagnosis can happen quickly and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. To get you started, we’ll take you through the 10 essential things to know about living with type 1.
We’ll take you through how to manage type 1 diabetes, from measuring blood glucose levels, working out how much insulin to take, and dealing with hypos and hypers.
Type 1 technology can make everyday life with type 1 diabetes easier, from real-time glucose sensing to automatic insulin delivery.
Find out about the different devices, how they work, and how you can access them on the NHS.
You’ll have a check up with your Diabetes Healthcare Teams about every six months. Find out who will be in your team, what tests they’ll do, and how to get the most out of your appointments.
Life with type 1 diabetes can be tough at times but there’s no need to go through it alone. There are ways to connect with other people with type 1 online and in real life.
“I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 21. I threw myself into learning as much as possible. I didn’t find it particularly daunting. It was just a new challenge and a new thing to learn.”
“I remember them pumping me with all this information about how my life would change, how I’d need to carb count, check blood glucose levels, and manage my ketones for the rest of my life. It was a massive shock to my system.”
“Climbing Kilimanjaro was the best thing I ever did because it moved me into a more positive mindset, accepting that I’ve got this condition now, I’ve got to live with it and make it work with my life.”
“It really helps to talk to others with type 1 diabetes, especially if they have experienced the same lifestyle so tap into any support networks.”
This leaflet contains useful information for when you, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
This leaflet is aimed towards a younger audience and contains all the tools needed to understand or discuss type 1 diabetes.
Throughout this toolkit, we’ll talk about many of the factors that you have to consider when getting ready for a baby. We will discuss pregnancy with type 1 diabetes, with special emphasis on preconception planning, the actual pregnancy and delivery.
Help raise awareness of the symptoms of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes by putting these posters up in your clinic or hospital.
A hypo information leaflet for you to print out and keep, or give to your friends, family and workplace. It explains what a hypo is, some of the signs and symptoms, and getting help in an emergency. In association with Dextro Energy – Fast and Direct.
A hypo emergency card for you to print out and keep in your wallet or purse. Fill out the relevant details (such as where your hypo treatments are kept) in case you are ever in need of assistance.
Advice for employers and line managers on supporting employees living with type 1 diabetes or who care for a relative with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is no barrier to a successful, rewarding and fulfilling career. However, some people worry about what bearing their diabetes will have on their employment, whether they should tell their employer or how they will be supported.
Download this useful sheet to support managers and colleagues to know what to do in the event of a hypo.
Download our Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Days flyer to promote these free information sessions to your patients with type 1 diabetes.
We have produced this flyer which outlines the details of the e-learning module to help school teachers provide appropriate support for children or young people with type 1 in their care.
Our School Pack includes information for teachers and parents on managing type 1, the symptoms of hypos and hypers and how to support a child with type 1 in educational and social settings.
A flyer which can be given to parents of children with type 1 so that they can order a School Pack to use to discuss their child's support needs with teachers at school.
A free 28 page guideline for schools, colleges and early years settings. Includes sections on: roles and responsibilities; insulin injections and pumps; blood glucose monitoring; PE, exercise and diabetes, and much more.
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Our resource hub is home to a wealth of information and shared experiences about living with type 1 diabetes.
Get information about managing your health and wellbeing around type 1, from what to do when you're sick to pregnancy, periods and emotional wellbeing.
Just because you have type 1 diabetes, it doesn’t mean you need to stop doing the things you love. Find out more about living well with type 1.
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