In order to raise awareness around Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes as well as “Diabulimia”, a recently reported condition where young people with diabetes choose not to take their insulin in order to lose weight, NRS Healthcare has created an informational infographic and video.
World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th November 2016. The theme this year is “Eyes on Diabetes”: promoting the importance of early diagnosis and raising awareness of the treatment that can be offered to reduce and prevent serious complications.
NRS Healthcare, a leading provider of daily living aids and community equipment throughout the UK, understand that there can be confusion between the different types of diabetes and the terms around them, including hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia and gestational diabetes.
In order to clarify how the conditions differ, they have created an informational infographic which features facts, stats and how each type can be managed effectively.
They have also developed a video featuring a young woman living with type 1 diabetes, in which she discusses how her delayed diagnosis led to her going through ketoacidosis (a potentially fatal condition) and warning how young girls living with diabulimia risk experiencing the same horrific symptoms. Diabulimia has been recently brought to the forefront of the media and NRS Healthcare is keen to use this as a catalyst to raise awareness of the support available for young people living with this condition.
NRS Healthcare will share the infographic and video across their blog and social media in the run up to World Diabetes Day 2016 with the aim of engaging people to drive a clearer understanding of the various types of diabetes and complications around them.