Type 1 diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus that is most common in children. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that permanently destroys beta cells in the pancreas, meaning that the body can no longer produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes therefore require regular insulin delivery to manage their diabetes. On 14th November 2014 Children’s day and also world diabetes day, Diabetes versus We team took an initiative to educate children’s with diabetes in a fun way. The Program started with Drawing competition for kids in which they were asked to sketch there day to day life with diabetes. Educational talks were given by diabetologist, diabetes educators and dieticians on different aspects of Type 1 Diabetes like:
Insulin initiation Dose adjustments Demonstration of Insulin devices like pens, syringes and insulin pumps
Exercise and its effects
SMBG –Self monitoring of blood glucose
Managing hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
Sick day guidelines
The event ended with Different Games, fun activities, skits, quiz and dance by kids.