Diabetes Type 1 Information

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

For people with Type 1 Diabetes, your blood sugar is too high becuase your body can't produce insulin. 

Diabetes is really a cardiovascular condition that affects the heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, circulation, sexual function and many other parts of your body. 

We work in partnership with you and the secondary care team to help you to control your Diabetes. 

Further Information about Type 1 Diabetes


You’ve just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...

You can now access online learning resources to find out more about your condition. 

  • DigiBete: Children and young people with Type 1 diabetes and their families can use the DigiBete App and website for a wide range of awareness, education, training and support resources.
  • MyType1Diabetes: Adults with Type 1 diabetes can access the service, it includes videos and eLearning courses, to help people understand more about their Type 1 diabetes and increase their confidence in how to manage it


Checking your feet

Diabetes can cause damage to your nerves - nerves carry messages between the brain and different parts of your body, and let you know when you are in pain, so it it important to check your feet for sensitivity. If you have diabetes and lose feeling in your feet, you might not know when you've been hurt, which could lead to infections, ulcers or even amputation if not treated quickly. 



Additional Resources to help you Manage your Diabetes


General Diabetes Information


Last Updated 18/12/2023