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Type 1 diabetes - a long-term condition: Track 1

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What is type 1 diabetes? How do people with diabetes manage their symptoms? Type 1 diabetes occurs when insulin producing cells are destroyed, and the body can no longer produce the insulin needed to control sugar levels in the blood. It can develop at any age, but most commonly emerges in childhood. Diabetics must ensure that they don’t have too much or too little sugar in their blood as either extreme can cause medical complications. In this collection, 21-year old Clemmy reveals what it is like to have high blood sugar, and 22-year old Sam shares his experiences of dealing with low levels of blood sugar.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 25 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 13th June 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Health
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Track 1: Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story

Clemmy who was diagnosed with diabetes at 13 talks about living with this long-term condition.


© The Open University 2012


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story    Clemmy who was diagnosed with diabetes at 13 talks about living with this long-term condition. Play now Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story
2 Living with an insulin pump    Clemmy talks about her insulin pump and the difference it has made to her life. Play now Living with an insulin pump
3 Diabetes and mental health    Clemmy reflects on some of the impacts diabetes has had on her mental health. Play now Diabetes and mental health
4 Diabetes and exhaustion    Clemmy shares her experiences of the tiredness and fatigue caused by her condition. Play now Diabetes and exhaustion
5 Type 1 diabetes: Sam's story    Sam who was diagnosed with diabetes at 11, talks about living with this long-term condition. Play now Type 1 diabetes: Sam's story
6 Difficulties with diabetes    Sam describes a hypoglycaemic attack and some of the other difficulties he's experienced as a result of his condition. Play now Difficulties with diabetes