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Type 1: Origins, Diabetes the Comic Book
by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and Revolve Comics
Inspired by patient feedback about limited access to resources after their type 1 diagnosis, the team took inspiration from superheroes. Discovering their powers they realise that life will never be the same again and that adaption to change is necessary. ‘Type 1: Origins’ is the first diabetes-inspired comic book and, since October 2016, has been downloaded for free nearly 6,000 times. All the key UK Diabetes charities have supported this initiative and the collaboration work continues, with Digibete UK animating the comic and funding secured to develop a comic sequel.
"Type1: Origins, Diabetes the Comic Book is a breath of fresh air. It is easily accessed and easy to use, being cost neutral. Very creative and innovative, covering new ways of presenting information making it very appealing to all ages."
An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in Schools and Other Settings
by East of England Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network, Children and Young People’s North West Diabetes Network, Children and Young People’s Thames Valley Diabetes Network, JDRF, the Type 1 Diabetes Charity and Virtual College.
This free online course is available via the Virtual College training platform and has been endorsed by the National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network. The course is aimed at all professionals who work in schools and other settings where they may come into contact with children and young people who have type 1 diabetes.
"This project is an innovative e-learning module, which could be widely shared. It is a good collaboration and has already generated a lot of interest and discussion. The module is very effective and sustainable."