Type 1 diabetes comic superheroes inspire young people with T1 to learn more about the condition

Healthcare professionals have teamed up with artists to produce a comic book

A new comic book provides a fun way for young people with type 1 diabetes to learn more about the condition and understand the importance of good self-management.

You can read the Type 1 diabetes comics here:

https://revolvecomics.com/read-diabetes-type-1-comics/

Read more here: https://www.drwf.org.uk/news-and-events/news/type-1-diabetes-comic-superheroes-return-inspire-young-people-t1-learn-more

Information about the sequel:

Type 1: Attack of the Ketones (Vol.2) takes inspiration from Marvel superhero comics and was published to coincide with World Diabetes Day on 14th November.

The comic is a sequel to the award-winning Type 1: Origins and the story was developed in collaboration with people with type 1 diabetes and leading diabetes healthcare professionals.

Dr Partha Kar, of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, and Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes for NHS England and Dr Mayank Patel, of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, DRWF Editorial Advisory Board member, worked with the Revolve Comics publishing company to make the cartoon.

Dr Patel said: “For the new comic, Type 1: Attack of the Ketones, a story has been developed around the importance of being ketone aware in type 1 diabetes. Again, the hope is that use of this medium as an informative, entertaining and educational piece will provide another means of engaging younger people with type 1 diabetes and in particular, remembering their ‘sick day rules.’”