This second series of films is designed to support you as you learn more about living with type 1 diabetes.

1. Travel & Type 1 Diabetes
2. The Importance of Retinal Screening
3. Insulin Pumps
4. Understanding feet
5. Care of the High Risk Foot
6. Sick Day Rules
7. High level exercise
8. Pregnancy Preparation

PAGES 2+3+4
Transitioning from paediatric to adult care? Young people share.
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The films are all made with NHS healthcare professionals & patients but as ever, if you have any concerns or worries about your health you should go back to your doctor or diabetes nurse for advice.

Sick Day Rules

Sick Day Rules are aimed at keeping you safe when you are ill. We meet people of all ages who share their experiences of managing their diabetes when they are ill or stressed.

From Marion who has a cold and sore throat, “My vision, it’s blurry, it’s blurry with a lot of floaters. Your head feels as though it doesn't belong to you and it’s the irritation as well. You get very grumpy and imitated. The thirst is horrendous I’ll drink a full glass in one go and then I want more” to Mum Nicky who took a while to get used to rises in her son Renn’s glucose levels that would seem to come out of the blue, “I’d think, well what’s wrong with him? Has he eaten too much, is it this, is it that? And now when this happens, I know to expect a sniffly nose or a bug or a virus or, you know, whatever.”