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Type 1 Teens moving from paediatric to adult care

We have made these films very carefully with our NHS health care professionals and young people living with diabetes. All the information has been reviewed and signed off, but of course if you have any concerns you must contact your GP, diabetes nurse or consultant in the normal way. A group of young people living brilliantly well with diabetes (and some who find it a bit of a struggle) have shared their stories in these films. Do take time to explore them.

You can do this! 

This is a message from Alice - one of four young people who describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Introducing....

Introducing Alice, James, Simran and Sam - Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Transition

Alice, James, Simran and Sam talk us through their experience of the transition period.  Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Grown Ups

What it says on the tin… from parents to dietitians - Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Drinking

What it’s really like, best advice and experiences shared – remember you are at risk of hypo after drinking and for up to 24 hours later. Four young people who describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Relationships

As James says, “There is that confusion though between Type 1 and Type 2 which often comes up and you have to just kind of explain that a little bit ‘cos some people might not be as informed as other people and that’s all right.” Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Sex

More wise words, “If someone falls in love with you they have to fall in love with the diabetes as well.”  Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Exams

Stress, good routine, talking to your school. Good advice on how to prepare for these usually unavoidable parts of school and university life. Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

University

Leaving home for further education is a big step anyway. Our team had plenty to think about and have learned a lot. Four young people who describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Future Focus

All about looking after yourself and why… which you probably know, but this might help. Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Sport

The more you know about what is going on in your body when you do sport the better. There’s plenty of shared advice here but talk to your diabetes team before you dive in and make any changes to your insulin.  Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Sick

You’ve probably heard about Sick Day Rules? There’s another film about them in the type 1 diabetes series that you could watch too for more information after you’ve seen this. Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

Do Your Best

No one is saying it is easy but our four fabulous contributors are incredibly encouraging and positive. They really care about you and your journey which is why they were all happy to take part in these films. Four young people describe their journey from paediatric to adult care, sharing insights and advice about the management of type 1 diabetes with humour and honesty. These films are not a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING but we have done our best to talk about the things that our four contributors found important in their every day lives. As always, if you have questions or concerns talk to your diabetes team.

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