Recognising World Diabetes Day 2022
13 Nov 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Around the world, more than 1.2 million children and young people live with type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes is caused when the body can’t make the hormone insulin, which regulates blood glucose (sugar) levels. At GOSH we also support children with rarer and more complex forms of diabetes. This week we're recognising World Diabetes Day, a global awareness day held on the 14th of November each year.
This day is chosen as it's the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin, along with Charles Best in 1922. To mark this day, we are sharing videos about diabetes on GOSH’s Health Information channel on YouTube. The videos feature Dr Catherine Peters, a specialist in endocrinology and diabetes at GOSH.
I’m proud to have made these videos which could help more people to understand what diabetes is, and what it means for children and young people living with diabetes.
You can watch our new videos and share them to help inform others about diabetes in children.
Watch 'Diabetes in children and young people' to learn more about what diabetes is.
Watch 'Looking after yourself with diabetes' to explain to young people how diabetes is controlled.
The video 'Living with diabetes' gives top tips for how to cope with diabetes in everyday life.
You can find GOSH’s Health Information channel on YouTube. It features our clinicians talking about other conditions such as epilepsy and autism too.
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