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Listed under:  Health  >  Diseases  >  Immune disorders  >  Diabetes (Type 1)
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Families and chronic illness: introductions

This clip shows young Indigenous people speaking about their experiences of caring for family members living with a chronic illness. They talk about the family member they care for and about the nature of the illness. They describe some of the effects of the illness on that person and the effect on their own lives. This ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: diagnosis

This clip shows young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talking about their experience of type 1 diabetes. They were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children, between the ages of 4 and 16. They describe their symptoms at the onset of illness and talk about the effect of their diagnosis on themselves and their families. ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: healthy eating and exercise

This clip shows young people with diabetes talking about how important it is for them to exercise and eat healthily. They also describe the symptoms that may indicate that they have high or low blood sugar levels, and of how they monitor and manage changes in their blood sugar levels. This clip is one in a series showing ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: self-management and insulin

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing the self-management strategies that allow them to be independent and lead active lives. They talk about how they recognise changes in their blood sugar level and what they do when changes occur. This clip is one in a series showing young Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: support

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing the type of support that can assist them to manage their diabetes. They describe the support they get from family, friends, health care professionals and school staff. They also talk about the importance of meeting other young people with diabetes. This clip is ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: looking ahead

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing their future aspirations, including their career aspirations. They talk positively about managing their condition and speak optimistically about their future. Several reflect on the fact that having diabetes has positively influenced their career ambitions or ...

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: words of wisdom

This clip shows Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people talking about the main things they have learned from living with type 1 diabetes. They talk about the initial period after diagnosis being difficult and frightening, but say that over time they became more confident about managing the condition. They say that looking ...

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Diabetes not so sweet

Diabetes is on the increase, but do you know what it is, how it happens, and most importantly, how to avoid developing one type of it? View this clip to discover the answers to these questions, as well as the differences between the two types of diabetes.

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Aches and pains: diabetes

Look at how the human body uses insulin to control blood sugar level. Find out how people are affected by high or low blood sugar levels. Learn how different types of diabetes can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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No More Needles Please, 1997: Insulin

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, at a pharmaceutical trade fair where he interviews Dr Richard Di Marchi, asking him why an alternative to injecting insulin is not available to diabetics. Dr Di Marchi explains that insulin cannot be administered orally because it is a peptide hormone, ...

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No More Needles Please, 1997: Diabetes low

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from diabetes, having a hypoglycaemic or low-blood-sugar attack. It shows James in a disoriented state, resisting as his mother struggles to inject him with glucagon, a substance that raises blood-sugar levels. He calms down after she administers the glucagon. In the ...