Did you know… Life with type 1 diabetes requires an astonishing 180 health-related decisions every single day?
According to the 2014 study, supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), maintaining a daily balance between food intake, exercise, activity levels & medications in the pursuit of stabilising blood sugar levels, results in significant cognitive & emotional demands from the need to constantly monitor & manage diabetic conditions.
IPCIUM stand together with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in recognising that individuals with diabetes deserve better access to education, health care services & support.
Improving an individual’s ability to competently & confidently self-manage their diabetes can drastically improve quality of life and significantly reduce the burden on primary health care services.
Innovative technologies offering practical solutions to support improved health literacy & self-efficacy are being developed by IPCIUM to decrease disease burden, & benefit diabetes control.
Help IPCIUM spread the word about diabetes in November, by participating in IDF’S survey, which explores access to diabetes education among healthcare professionals & individuals living with diabetes.
Get involved & help shine a light on diabetes.
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