SCINEMA: Bittersweet – Living with diabetes

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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

Video length: 25:33 mins


This easy to watch 2018 SCINEMA International Film Festival entry helps unpack diabetes – what it is, how it works, and how it impacts those that live with it.  It is an excellent explainer for students either for study purposes, or to help them better understand the everyday impacts faced by peers that might have the condition.


This film was submitted to the 2018 SCINEMA 2018 International Film Festival.

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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