New YouTube channel showcases Type 1 diabetes experiences

By Editor
20th June 2014
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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.

DUK-Type1Uncut-logo-3A spokesman for the project said:We figured that if people talked more about what it’s really like growing up with Type 1 diabetes, life would be easier for all of us.

“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.

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