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Children with diabetes get a new-look magazine

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‘My Life’ is a new magazine from Diabetes UK aimed at 6 to 10 year olds who have Type 1 diabetes.

The magazine, which replaces ‘Tadpole Times’, is now compatible with digital devices so that children can download it for free and access it in different ways.

Before the magazine was relaunched extensive research was carried out by Diabetes UK to find out more about what information children were looking for and how they wanted to receive it.

The magazine has a mix of fun diabetes news and practical tips. It also gives children the opportunity to discuss and celebrate their achievements.

Kian-Garin De Loach, Creative Director at Diabetes UK, said: “We went right back to basics and talked to our audience - children with diabetes. We found out lots of information that was really helpful when it came to our re-design. It was fascinating to see how enthusiastic children are about gadgets – such as phones or computers. We know that increasingly they want to access the magazine through different channels.

“Also the children we interviewed told us they love our cartoon characters – but we’ve updated to give them a more modern feel. They also told us they liked seeing them in ‘real life’ scenarios and that’s why we are now inserting them into real photo backgrounds and they like to see them pictured with their gadgets.”

The summer edition of My Life is out now and the magazine will be published four times a year.

To receive it free of charge go to your app store (Apple, Android or Kindle HD) and search for ‘Diabetes UK publications lite’. Or you can become aDiabetes UK memberand choose to receive it in printed magazine format.

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