Bittersweet follows the personal stories of young people who are living with diabetes and their daily struggle to manage it. It captures the health system’s fight to treat the rising number of diabetic patients, and warns against this troubling epidemic facing our population.

This film is an excellent explainer for students either for study purposes or to better understand peers with the condition. The resource can be used alongside the Biology curriculum for Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The film is also suitable for Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Years 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10.

Video length: 25:33 mins

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Years: 8, 9, 10

Relevant for Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 Health and Physical Education Curriculum


Biological Sciences – Cells; The Body; Genetics

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function

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