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Collaborators Amber Medley, Executive Director of the Team Type 1 Foundation, and Jake Lane, Durham University.
Contributors NK was commissioned by a Senior Associate Editor BJSM to write this educational article. NK invited RNB, AM and JL to contribute and comment on the initial draft written by NK.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.