Young diabetics showcase videos at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A still from the diabetes video

A still from the diabetes video - Credit: Barts Health

A group of young people living with diabetes have made four short films to support others with the condition.

The 16 to 25-year-olds made a series of two-minute clips that were premiered at an event on Thursday celebrating better health for Newham’s young people at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The videos, which include advice on preparing for exams and applying for jobs, can now be seen on Barts Health NHS Trust’s YouTube channel.

They feature interviews from four members of the peer support group set up in 2014 to help Newham’s young people living with diabetes.

Harmeet Bhamrah, one of the group, said: “I hope the films we’ve made give others the confidence to manage their diabetes and reassure them that they’re not alone.”

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Consultant physician at Newham University Hospital, Dr Shanti Vijayaraghavan, said: “Our peer support groups have helped young people in Newham to manage their diabetes with confidence. We hope that creating these films will spread that support across the country.”

The group provides a support network where individuals can talk about their condition.

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