Content Policy

Type 1 Diabetes Explained's mission is to create resources that are useful, impactful, entertaining, and accessible for people all over the world. Naturally, this often involves the publication of content on various online and print platforms, including some of which may not be our own. While we love to see that people are finding our content useful and think that it is worth sharing, we also have the duty to ensure that it is protected and controlled to prevent abuse or misuse. This page outlines the regulations regarding copyright and restrictions that should be followed should you decide to share or otherwise publish our content.

For all legal purposes, all content contained within this website, including the associated YouTube channel is

Copyright © 2023 Type 1 Diabetes Explained and Christopher Esther

The provisions below do not apply to the T1DKids curriculum and associated content, which retains full protection under copyright law and can not be redistributed in any form.

What is Protected

In short, everything original on this website and the associated YouTube channel is protected and governed by all applicable copyright law and the regulations outlined below. This includes (but is not limited to) all articles, worksheets, posters, printables, images, graphics, logos, animations, videos, audio, music, and narration.

By default, copyright law allows us to restrict the use of our material to only our website and YouTube channel, but we feel that this does not fit with our mission of creating easily accessible information. Based on this, we have decided to grant certain rights to allow users to share our material in a limited way.

Basic Restrictions

You are not allowed to use or distribute any of our resources if any of the terms below are violated.

  1. Content is used for commercial purposes.

  2. Content is used without proper attribution.

  3. Content is used in a way that indicates or implies endorsement.

  4. Content is used in association with or for hateful, discriminatory, or otherwise offensive material/purposes.

  5. Content is used without meaningful adaptation, context, or additional material.

  1. Commercial Purposes

We take pride in our resources being free and available to anyone who wants to access them, so we strictly prohibit the use of or materials in any way that requires users to pay for access or in any other way that isn't easily accessible to the public.

What you can't do...

  • Include our content on a website that requires payment/subscription to access.

  • Sell tickets to an event where you solely use our content or screen our videos.

  • Use our content in conjunction with an advertisement or other commercial product.

  • Use our content on a website that displays ads or otherwise generate revenue.

2. Attribution

No matter where our content is published, we always want viewers to know who created it and where they can find more, so we require that attribution be given if our content is reproduced. This most often means including a short phrase indicating that the content was created by Type 1 Diabetes Explained, but it also means that you aren't allowed to remove or cover up any attribution or distinguishing marks that are included (ie. watermarks, logos, etc.)

Examples of Acceptable Attribution

  • Image courtesy of

  • Video from Type 1 Diabetes Explained (

  • Article written by Type 1 Diabetes Explained (

What you can't do...

  • Publish our content without clearly indicating the source (

  • Crop, censor, blur, or otherwise remove or cover our logo, name, or any other identifying information.

3. Implication of Endorsement

We go to great lengths to ensure that the content we produce is as accurate as possible in order to ensure our reputation as a reliable source. In order to protect this reputation, we are very careful and considerate about who we choose to collaborate with, and therefore prohibit anybody from sharing our content in a way that implies we endorse or otherwise represent them.

What you can't do...

  • Imply in any way that Type 1 Diabetes Explained endorses any of the third party content in which our content may be used or presented with.

    • This also includes using phrases such as "in collaboration with" or "in association with" that imply that we partially represent content which we did not produce.

4. Offensive Use

We do not tolerate the use of our content for the purposes of or as a part of any content that bullies, harasses, discriminates, or is otherwise offensive to any groups or demographics on any basis.

What you can't do...

  • Use or share our content in a medium that bullies, harasses, discriminates, or is otherwise offensive to any groups or demographics.

5. Lack of Adaptation

We put a lot of work into creating our content, so we expect the same from other members of the community who may choose to use or share it. This rule protects our content from simply be copied and re-published.

What you can't do...

  • Create an identical copy of our website with our resources.

  • Copy and paste our articles, materials, or video scripts onto another platform.

  • Re-upload our YouTube videos to another channel (this will also violate rules 1 - 3).

What Happens After a Violation

If we find that our content has been used in a way that violates the rules outlined here and/or general copyright law, then we will first attempt to contact the owner of the site/publication where it was included to resolve the issue. If this is unsuccessful, then a variety of options exist for enforcement including legal notices, DMCA takedowns, per-company copyright violation notices, civil suits, and/or criminal penalties.

If you ever have any questions about whether you can use our content, please feel free to reach out using the contact form located here.