JDRF and Diabetes UK are urging people to take five minutes from their busy lives to make themselves aware of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes and so prevent the trauma of late diagnosis by watching a new online video, launched today.
About 2,000 children a year are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which means it is five times more common in children than bacterial meningitis. But despite this, a quarter of children are only diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when they are hospitalised.
Although there is currently no cure for type 1 diabetes, early diagnosis can prevent emergency hospitalisation. This is why, during Diabetes Week, we have produced the new video with Diabetes UK to raise awareness among parents, carers, teachers and healthcare professionals.
We are aiming to get 1 million people to watch the video before World Diabetes Day in November so please play your part and watch the video here:
‘I’m Type 1 Aware. Are You?’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYlQTylh_0M
Read more about our campaign here: https://www.jdrf.org.uk/type1aware