Drinking, Drugs & Type 1

A Type 1 diagnosis turns your world upside down. We will help you understand the impact of alcohol and drugs on your Type 1 diabetes management. You can learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and apply your new skills right away.

We Created This Course For You


Newly-diagnosed people living with type 1 who need all the essential information to set them up for success


Anyone supporting someone living with type 1 diabetes who needs to understand what it’s like to live with and support someone with type 1

People living with type 1 diabetes who want a “refresher” as well as information on the latest tips and tricks

There’s a lot of information to absorb with a type 1 diagnosis. And it was so comforting to hear how all of it plays out in the real world, from people who actually live with this condition.
Jordan, lives with type 1

Nights out... remember those?

It’s common for people living with type 1 diabetes to experience unexpected challenges when enjoying a great night out. Sadly, these celebratory moments can sometimes go awry due to hypos that are often mistaken for drunkenness. This can result in overnight hypos, or even worse, ending up in DKA.

However, it’s important to remember that having type 1 diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy social events like everyone else. With the right preparation and precautions, people living with type 1 can confidently participate in get-togethers, parties, and wild nights out.

So, don’t let diabetes hold you back from having fun and making memories. 


Your life, your way​

We are glad to see you here because it means you’ve already taken the first step towards upping your game in managing drinking and diabetes. 

We understand how important it is for you to celebrate and party just like your peers without type 1 diabetes and we want to help. 

Our team of experts have curated the best information and knowledge about alcohol and drugs, alongside the voice of people with type 1 who have faced similar challenges. 

We believe that through battle-tested tips, tricks, and lived experiences, we can make it happen. This new short course is designed to help you take back control of your consumption and enjoy life to the fullest. So come, join us and let’s celebrate life together!

Course benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Access information when you need, any time of day or night, in an easy digital format
  • Go back and review anything you’ve learned at any time – build your toolkit!

The very best diabetes knowledge from those who know it best

The Type 1 Essentials program was born through a remarkable collaboration between more than 20 pre-eminent clinicians with specialist knowledge of type 1 diabetes alongside a community of people with decades of experience living day to day with type 1 diabetes.

The course represents a unique blend of the latest evidence-based clinical advice and medical knowledge coupled with real-world, practical, down-to-earth experience of what it is like to live day-to-day with one of the most complex self-managed conditions on earth.

Overseen by a pre-eminent Clinical Advisory Committee chaired by Dr Joey Kaye, Head of Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the Type 1 Essentials Program is the toolkit we all wish we had when we started on our own journeys with type 1.

Course Partners

Our wonderful partners continue to support our mission to bring live saving education to the public.


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