New YouTube channel showcases Type 1 diabetes experiences
A series of videos chronicling experiences of growing up with Type 1 diabetes has been published as part of a new YouTube channel.
Diabetes UK was funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation to provide a series of online resources to help young adults aged between 16 and 30 with Type 1 diabetes to manage their condition.
The project is called #Type1uncut and was launched last week to mark Diabetes Week.
“So we started #type1uncut. We make videos about all sorts of stuff – from awkward chats about sex, to tips on dealing with over-caring parents, to rants about how badly they deal with Type 1 on TV.”
The first phase of the project funded the creation of a series of factsheets for young people to give to their peers to let them know about Type 1 diabetes.
A group then worked with Diabetes UK both face to face and through social media to help bring #Type1uncut to life. They also plan to hold regular Google+ Hangouts with a wider audience, using some of the videos as starting points for discussion.
To view the channel, click here.
To download the factsheet and for more information, click here.