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Info for teenagers

Being a teenager is hard enough, with or without Type 1 diabetes. This section is just for you, filled with lots of information and support all about Type 1 diabetes and being a teenager. Find out about growing up with diabetes, and all the different things you do as you get older – how to deal with relationships, going out, and living your life. Meet people just like you and share your diabetes story with others.

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Back to school

A new school year can be stressful too, especially with diabetes thrown into the mix. This section offers support and tips from exams to schools sports, to help make this your best school year yet.
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Hypos

Almost everyone with Type 1 diabetes will have a hypo at some stage. They are different for eveyone and can be scary at times. This section is packed full of helpful tips on what to do, everyday life hypos and hypers.
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Type 1 Events

Have fun, make friends and get more confident in managing your Type 1 diabetes on one of our adventure and activity events.
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University

Starting uni? Wondering how you'll manage your diabetes? Hear people's experiences of moving home, meeting new people and making the most of uni life.
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Relationships

We should all be able to rely on family, friends and boyfriends or girlfriends for support. Sometimes they may need your help too. The information in this section offers support for those relationships.
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Fun stuff

This is where you can share your pics and stories of what you get up to – despite of, or because of your Type 1 diabetes. Are you a budding blogger or writer? Why not write for us and be part of the Diabetes UK team?
Write a blog

Write a blog

Are you a budding vlogger, blogger or writer? Sharing your experiences can really help support and inspire other young people living with diabetes. Make a video or submit a post to us and we can promote it!
Your stories

Your stories

Telling friends about your diabetes can be really hard and stressful. Gray's blog includes some top tips on telling people at school and being open about Type 1 diabetes. You can also read more stories from young people who, just
New this month

New this month

Check out our brand new collection of inspiring short films about diabetes in school, proving there are no limits to what you can achieve! Why not share them with your school and friends?
Have you been on an amazing school trip?

Have you been on an amazing school trip?

Diabetes shouldn't stop you from being involved in all parts of school life. If you have a school trip experience or adventure to share, send your story and photos to makethegrade@diabetes.org.uk
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