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Diabetes UK holds screening of independent film, Broken

Diabetes UK held an exclusive last-minute film screening of award-winning film Broken for a number of the charity’s supporters.

The film, directed by acclaimed director Rufus Norris, features an 11-year-old girl with Type 1 diabetes at the heart of its story. The coming-of-age tale shows the effect daily life and stresses can have on a child living with the condition.

Broken's supporting cast includes Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.

Type 1 essentials for children and young people

Libby Dowling, Diabetes UK Clinical Advisor, said, "We are really pleased to have been given the chance to provide a few of our supporters with the opportunity to see Broken before it is released.

"Growing up with Type 1 diabetes can be tough at times, and Broken depicts the effects that everyday life and stress can have on diabetes management. It’s really important to raise awareness of this. This is why Diabetes UK has published theType 1 essentials for children and young people, a guide that sets out the 10 things that every child with Type 1 diabetes needs. If the essentials are in place, then this can help families deal with the everyday stresses that can affect blood glucose levels."

Broken is out in cinemas now. To find out more, go to thefilm's Facebook page.

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