Fun stuff

No-one is going to pretend that diabetes is exactly fun, but you make your own fun – and we are here to help you share it around.

This is where you can share your pics and stories of what you get up to – despite or because of your Type 1 diabetes.

How do you and the people around you deal with your diabetes, day to day? Maybe you've done a sponsored run for Diabetes UK, or just had a really good day out with your mates. Have you travelled to interesting places?

Send us your stories and snaps and we will publish them to help other young people living with Type 1 diabetes. 


Anyone can have diabetes and it doesn't have to stand in the way of your dreams and ambitions. These celebrities all have diabetes and might give you inspiration to live your dreams.

Check out their stories

People like me

Young people, just like you, who have their own unique diabetes stories.

Read them here

The Bus: Type 1 video

The Bus Type 1 video

Our video raised some of the issues faced by young people with Type 1 diabetes.

See the video

Setting the record straight

Watch our video about bullying and Type 1 diabetes.

See the video

Get involved!

Are you aged 11–17 with a story to tell about Type 1 diabetes in school? Do you want to raise awareness of diabetes and inspire others?

You could be in the running to win amazing prizes, and even have your film screened at BAFTA 195 Piccadily. 

To find out more, check out the 2015 Diabetes in School Short Film Compeition webpage