A lot of you told us about unpleasant experiences when people have made hurtful comments to you because they either don’t know enough about Type 1 diabetes, or have the facts wrong. For example, some people think that Type 1 diabetes is caused by fat or sugar – which is completely untrue.
We've created a new short film to help educate people about Type 1 diabetes to set the record straight and stop young people from experiencing bullying based on ignorance and misconceptions. Have a look...
Thank you for your help
We really hope you like it. After all, you helped us create it! We asked you to tell us about any bullying or prejudice you've experience and we listened. All the comments expressed in the film are based on real experiences you've shared with us.
Help us set the record straight
We know that diabetes doesn't hold any of you back or stop you from doing the things your mates do, but there are still lots of myths and misconceptions that need to be put straight. Sharing this video will help us educate the general public about Type 1 diabetes and help put an end to this type of bullying.
So send your friends and family the link to this page. The film will also be posted on YouTube, so you can spread the word there too.
If you have a website or blog, you can even directly embed the video by copying and pasting this code:
Affected by any of these issues?
If you have any feedback for us, good or bad, we'd love to hear it. If you have any ideas for campaigns we could do in the future, please share them with us.
If you're being bullied, you can contact Bullying UK, a leading UK anti-bullying charity, for advice and support.