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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Newly diagnosed with Type 1

Different types of diabetes present different challenges. And it can be difficult to know where to get started with your new Type 1 diagnosis. 

So we have put together some tools to help you with understanding and managing your diabetes.


We’re here to support everyone affected by diabetes

About 8% of people in the UK with diabetes have Type 1. Here you can find out how we support them and you. 


What is Type 1 diabetes?

What happens when you have Type 1 diabetes? Watch our video to find out more.

Insulin and diabetes

All you need to know about what insulin is and how it affects your diabetes

So how about some positives of Type 1 diabetes?

Adrian talks about being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and about his positive experiences.

My child has diabetes

All you need to know to help you and your child manage their diabetes.

Coping with diabetes

Diabetes doesn't just affect you physically, it can also affect you emotionally. Here are some ways that can help you.

Learning Zone

Learning Zone is an interactive way to learn about your diabetes, combining our medical knowledge with the real experience of people with diabetes.

Need to talk

We're here if you need support, information, or just a chat. If you have diabetes or you're a parent, partner, other relative or friend of someone with diabetes, talking can help. 

Call our helpline on  0345 123 2399

Find a local support group

Join our online community

Use our online support forum


Order your Type 1 bag

Having good advice early on can make a big difference. That's why we created our Type 1 bag. Filled with resources, guidance and stories, it will help you make your child's first year with diabetes as simple as possible.


A healthy balanced diet is important to managing your diabetes. Use our recipe finder to help you.
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