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Type 1 Diabetes

If you have Type 1 diabetes, your blood sugar is too high because your body can’t make a hormone called insulin.  

Fewer than one in 10 people in the UK who have diabetes have Type 1 diabetes.

More information and support

Diabetes UK

The Diabetes UK website offers more information on Type 1 diabetes or call Diabetes UK on 0345 123 2399 (local call rate).

Bradford District and Craven Dietitians

Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Airedale NHS Trust have dietitians who offer individualised support and information to people living with diabetes.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Call: 01535 294758 (answerphone outside office hours) or click here to email.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Call: 01274 323729 or click here to email.

MyType 1 Diabetes

MyType1 Diabetes is a free website and e-learning platform to support people living with Type 1 diabetes.

Information Prescriptions

Information Prescriptions are a personalised single side of A4, which include easy-to-read explanations, clear images and individual goals to help prevent diabetes health complications. You can ask your healthcare professional about getting one.

Pocket Medic

Pocket Medic has a number of videos about Type 1 diabetes available on their website.

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be able to join the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. It’s a free 12 week programme available on a smartphone, tablet or computer.