Diabetes in Society

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Having fun in a safe and educational environment

Worldwide, thousands of children living with type 1 diabetes participate in residential and day camps giving them the opportunity to fulfill a recreational, educational, and social need. Camp provides a safe and productive framework to manage diabetes in a fun and active environment. Successful diabetes camps are built upon solid diabetes education and management, qualified medical staff and purposeful camp activities.

Apoyo para soportar los altibajos de la vida universitaria en los EEUU

Equilibrar los rigores de la vida universitaria y la diabetes tipo 1 puede resultar difícil si no se cuenta con el apoyo adecuado. Es emocionante lograr dar el paso desde la vida en el hogar hacia la nueva independencia durante la universidad, pero, cuando se tiene diabetes tipo 1, también exige el compromiso de dar prioridad a la salud y al bienestar.

Soutenir les hauts et les bas de la vie estudiantine

Mettre en équilibre les exigences de la vie estudiantine et du diabète de type 1 peut être difficile sans un soutien adéquat. De même, réussir la transition entre la vie familiale et l'indépendance nouvelle qu'offre l'université est un défi excitant mais qui exige également de donner la priorité à la santé et au bien-être avec le diabète de type 1.

Les voix du diabète : quel est votre plus grand supporter ?

La gestion du diabète de type 1 et de type 2 est une tâche complexe, souvent difficile et qui demande du temps. Le burnout lié au diabète est un symptôme courant, de nombreuses personnes se sentant submergées et vaincues par le diabète, de même que frustrées par le fardeau que représente l'autogestion.

Supporting the highs and lows of college life - interview with Christina Roth

Balancing the rigours of college life and type 1 diabetes can be tough without adequate support. Making a successful transition from home life to new independence at college is exciting but also requires a commitment to prioritize health and well-being with type 1 diabetes. Challenges may include barriers to access for medicine or healthcare services and emotional isolation.

Diabetes Voices: who is your greatest supporter?

Managing type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes is time consuming, complex, and often difficult. Diabetes burnout is reported as a common symptom, with many people feeling both overwhelmed and defeated by diabetes and frustrated by the burden of diabetes self-management.

Diabetes Voices: How has serving the diabetes cause as a volunteer changed you?

In every series of Diabetes Voices, we present individuals from all over the world who share their perspective on life with diabetes. In this instalment, three people living with diabetes share their volunteering experience in the diabetes community and how it has changed any aspect or perspective of living with the condition.

Diabetes Voices: What I wish my doctor had told me when I was diagnosed…

Do you remember the day you were diagnosed and what you felt when the doctor told you why you were unwell?

“You have developed a condition called diabetes.”

The most difficult issues to tackle at diagnosis and in the first year of diabetes

Every newly diagnosed individual with diabetes arrives with three questions:

Why me?
What did I do?
How will it affect my lifestyle?


Professional workshops help fill gaps in diabetes self-management

More than seven million people have diabetes in Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world. Prevalence of diabetes in 2013 exceeded 9% and it is estimated that diabetes is responsible for more than 80,000 deaths each year.1 The increase in life expectancy of the global population, combined with a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to higher rates of type 2 diabetes and Brazil is no exception.


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