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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.

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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.

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    Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story

    Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story

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

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story

    Transcript -- Type 1 diabetes: Clemmy's story

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

    Living with an insulin pump

    Living with an insulin pump

    Clemmy talks about her insulin pump and the difference it has made to her life.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Living with an insulin pump

    Transcript -- Living with an insulin pump

    Clemmy talks about her insulin pump and the difference it has made to her life.

    Diabetes and mental health

    Diabetes and mental health

    Clemmy reflects on some of the impacts diabetes has had on her mental health.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Diabetes and mental health

    Transcript -- Diabetes and mental health

    Clemmy reflects on some of the impacts diabetes has had on her mental health.

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