Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF has launched a series of animated videos to explain the features and benefits of type 1 technology and devices.
Aimed at anyone living with or affected by type 1, the videos explain how key pieces of type 1 technology work and how they can help people with type 1 manage their glucose levels and insulin intake.
The four videos cover:
- continuous glucose monitors
- insulin pumps
- flash glucose sensing
- hybrid closed loop technology (also known as the artificial pancreas)
Technologies such as these can make it easier for people with type 1 to keep their glucose levels in range, leading to better health outcomes and fewer complications.
Through the informational video series, JDRF aims to support people to understand what treatments are available and broaden access to technology that can improve the lives of people with type 1. The videos are accompanied with information on the JDRF website about each piece of technology, including who qualifies for these treatments under current NHS guidance.
JDRF’s Senior Technology Access Specialist Lesley Jordan said: “With type 1 diabetes, there are so many things that can affect your glucose levels and a lot of daily decisions, particularly if someone is newly diagnosed or struggling to achieve their treatment targets and looking to change treatments. These videos are a great resource to help people with type 1 understand what technology there is, how it works and how it can benefit them.”
Watch the video series
Watch all four videos on the Videos: Type 1 tech explained page.