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Managing type 1 diabetes

There can be a lot to learn about managing type 1 diabetes, and it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have lived with type 1 for some time, our guide to managing type 1 diabetes gives you information and support on how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.

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Informative guides

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Type 1 diabetes treatments

Learn about the different ways of putting insulin into your body, and how to manage your blood glucose levels.

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Guide to type 1 technology

Discover the devices that help you take the right amount of insulin at the right times, and technology that helps you to measure your blood glucose levels throughout the day.

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Guide for parents and carers

Managing type 1 after your child's diagnosis can be a steep learning curve. We know it can be tough, but our guide is there to help you through this early stage.

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Guide to complications

We can help you understand type 1 complications, the signs to look out for and what you can do to reduce your risk.