The campaign has been designed as a social experiment where the three-famous community ethos – Kristin Garklava, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš – will try their daily routine to live and match forces with diabetes, role of musician, Nauris Brikmanis improvised theater actor.
During the social experiment, on 14 November and 15, participants will have the opportunity to survive, and through various tasks and tests, to enjoy the daily lives of diabetic patients on their skin – situations where diabetes is constantly seamless, making themselves feel step-by-step, surprising at times when the least expectation, hinders great activity and human behavior, and sometimes even creates wrong things, but also at times of health and life threatening.
"We would never have thought that diabetes patients should be" live "consistently and willing to suffer so many different inconveniences. When I was wearing thick clothes I could" enjoy "the heat periods – a typical situation when a sudden increase in the glucose in the blood increased by the patient's diabetes begins to improve intensely "on my skin" I felt she liked to drop glucose in the blood , a diabetic patient experiencing visual impairment, and examining their sugar levels never ending and the continuous calculation of carbohydrates … Given all that older people face every day, we should be promoted to others sympathy, understanding and willingness to support and help, "said Kristin Garklava, who is participating in the experiment, as she listens to her daily experiences with diabetes.
Diabetes, also known as "diabetes" in the nation, occurs when the body has low insulin levels. The number of registered diabetic patients in Latvia has trebled in less than twenty years – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2001, 29 492 people were diagnosed with diabetes, and in 2017 he had already been diagnosed with 91 571 people. Unfortunately, a large part of the population does not understand the symptoms and the progress of this disease, and the importance of supporting the daily quality of life of a diabetic patient, sensitivity, and the ability to deal with critical situations.
"People with diabetes need daily emotional and psychological support, especially in educational establishments, practicing a GP and in local governments, as well as managing diabetes." information about current events in diabetes treatment, state finance for single use needles, strong sugar control and new technologies, readily available experts and also the opportunity to share experiences and take part in training, "said Krista Teivane, patient associations Latvian Diabetes Center founder and leader, who has been "living" for diabetes for 28 years now.
As Christ says, patients with diabetes face a few problems everyday. High blood sugar or blood reduction, paleness and weakness, hand and foot neck, somnolence, losing desire or more hunger, inability to concentrate, confusion and boredom, swallowing, vomiting, headaches and speed, increasing heart rate, slowing down, speech blurred vision and other complications. Similarly, diabetic well-being can affect conditions such as stress, physical activity and air temperature. In addition, if high or low blood sugar is not eliminated, the diabetic patient can even experience fits, losing seizures and awareness. On the other hand, if you do not receive the necessary amount of insulin to achieve a low sugar level, it can be poisoned with ketones (asetone), which can lead to death in the absence of medical help.
Doctors say diabetes can be ignored first, and it's a very serious illness that can not be treated lightly. "When diabetes comes, it's important to pay attention to your daily health and to check your blood sugar levels consistently. If you're feeling sick, you can A patient can be very complicated to the complications of various serious illnesses, including visual impairment, even blindness, nerve damage and blood vessels, which can cause frequent stem, disease cardiovascular and diabetic nephropathy, or increased kidney disease, "said Una Lauga-Tuinina, Endocrinologist at the Children's Clinical University Hospital, about the health problems that diabetes can cause.
The social experiment can be followed Latvian Diabetes Center website and societies Facebook in the count. Latvian Diabetes Center is a patient association that looks after patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, by organizing joint events, seminars, training, counseling psychotherapists and master classes on a regular basis, as well as creative work competitions for children and adults. The magazine was created under the umbrella of the Society Diabetes to Luminosity.