Digital apps and resources
Digibete helps young people, families and communities to manage Type 1 diabetes. Digibete is a video platform and app, and is a one-stop-shop for young people’s diabetes management.
MyType1Diabetes is a free online platform to support adults to manage their Type 1 diabetes. The platforms include access to lots of information about diabetes including videos, leaflets and eLearning courses.
You can sign up via the My Type 1 Diabetes NHS webpage.
Flash Monitoring (Freestyle Libre)
A flash glucose monitoring system measures sugar (glucose) levels all the time throughout the day, helping you and your diabetes team to manage your sugar levels. The FreeStyle Libre is available on the NHS however you must meet certain criteria to get it on prescription, such as:
- having to test your blood glucose more than 8 times a day
- having disabling hypos
- being pregnant and having type 1 diabetes
- You have Type 2 diabetes and use insulin and are identified as having a learning disability
You can buy a flash system yourself. We advise you to speak to your diabetes team if you’re thinking of buying a FreeStyle Libre.