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Videos: Type 1 diabetes technology explained

October 27, 2022

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) technology is advancing as researchers make breakthroughs in treatment and management. Whether you’re new to the world of T1D, or just want to learn more about how the newest tech devices work, we have resources to help you understand it all.

Our friends at JDRF UK have created four explainer videos on four different types of T1D tech devices:

Watch the short clips below, then find links to more information to help you learn more about each type of T1D device.

What is continuous glucose monitoring?

This 90 second video explains how continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) work, and how they can help manage blood glucose levels in people who live with type 1 diabetes.

Read more about continuous glucose monitors and the CGM Initiative.


What are flash glucose monitors (or sensors)?

Watch this two-minute video to learn how flash glucose monitoring can help manage glucose levels.

Learn more about flash glucose monitors or read the NDSS factsheet.


What does an insulin pump do?

This 90-second video explains how an insulin pump works, and how it can help you (or your child) manage T1D.

Learn more about insulin pumps and the Insulin Pump Program.


What is hybrid closed-loop technology (or the artificial pancreas)?

Watch this two-and-a-half minute video to learn what hybrid closed loop technology is, and how it can help reduce the impact of type 1 diabetes management.

Learn more about hybrid closed-loop technology.