Goodnight sleep tight. Why me? What’s up? What are you? I’m me. I’m here to help. What’s up? I’m trying to work it out I’ve got Type 1 diabetes I just want to know what it all means. That’s why I’m here I know all about diabetes Let’s go inside the body and see what’s happening. Your body’s made of cells powered by glucose which gives you the energy to play and run and grow. Glucose where are you? Ah, what time do you call this I’m waiting Waiting waiting, waiting Glucose, waiting Glucose Your stomach breaks down carbohydrates from some foods like rice bread and sugar to make glucose and this travels in the blood stream to your cells Glucose where are you? The glucose needs something called insulin to unlock the door to your cells so it can get in Your body makes insulin in the pancreas which is just below your stomach When you have Type 1 diabetes your body doesn’t make any insulin It’s not because of anything you or your parents or anybody else did it just happens When the cells can’t get any glucose they feel very tired and can’t do things like they used to Oh, so tired Time for forty winks The body starts to break down fat to get energy and might lose weight too The body decides there’s too much glucose so it tries to get rid of it by making you pee. Peeing a lot makes you thirsty The cells really need glucose How can I get it to them? That’s where insulin comes in Because your pancreas doesn’t make it anymore you can give yourself insulin to help the glucose get into all your cells so they have all the energy they need Glucose am I glad to see you Fabulous darling mwah So then it’s all okay? Yes it’s all okay In fact it’s more than okay You can do everything just the same as everyone else and of course you get to meet me too. Goodnight, sleep tight Goodnight And remember you can always call me when you need me.