Living with Type 1 diabetes.

Integrating diabetes into your life.

Living with Type 1 diabetes is never straightforward. No two days are ever the same - but that doesn’t mean you can’t live a full life. From eating to swimming, exercising and diabetes throughout your life stages, we’ve collected a series of resources to help you manage your diabetes.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. This is due to an autoimmune response that prevents insulin-producing beta cells. That means that the body can’t convert sugar into energy, and starts to use fat reserves instead.


Have you recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes?

It will take time to adapt to living with the disease, but despite the burden, you can live a full and active life - and help is always at hand.

Recently diagnosed

Type 1 diabetes and your lifestyle.

Running, jumping, climbing trees… there’s nothing to stop anyone living a full life with Type 1 diabetes. It’s your lifestyle, and you can integrate diabetes into your life, whatever you do.

Type 1 diabetes and your lifestyle

Type 1 Diabetes throughout your Life.

Type 1 diabetes brings about changes not just for the person with diabetes, but everyone around them. Siblings, parents, friends… everyone has to adapt. In this section, we look at how Type 1 diabetes affects children and their families, as well as young people and women.

Diabetes and you

Diet & Meal Planning for Type 1 Diabetes.

An understanding of food is essential to understanding and managing your diabetes. Food is one of the biggest factors that affects your blood glucose levels. As someone living with diabetes, it’s possible that you spend more time planning your meals and snacks than almost any other aspect of your day-to-day care.

Diet & diabetes

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