The campaign is designed as a social experiment where the three people's famous ethnicities – Kristin Garklava, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš – will try their daily routines to live and match forces with diabetes, a role as musician, improvisation theater actor Nauris Brikmanis.
During the social experiment, 14 and 15 November, participants will have the opportunity to survive and through various tasks and tests enjoy the daily life of diabetes patients on their skin – situations where diabetes is constantly seamless, making them feel step by step, surprisingly sometimes when it's least expected, significantly impedes all human activity and behavior, and sometimes even creates unhealthy things, but also health and life-threatening moments.
"I would never have thought that diabetic patients should constantly" live "and be prepared to endure so many different inconveniences. When I was wearing thick clothes, I could" enjoy "the heat roasting – a typical situation when a sudden increase in blood sugar increased the patient's diabetes begins to heal more vigorously. "On my skin," I felt like a sudden drop in blood glucose, a diabetic patients with impaired vision and a study of their infinite sugar content and continuous count of carbohydrates … Given all that these people need every day meet, we should be promoted to other sympathy, understanding and willingness to support and help, says Kristin Garklava, a participant in the experiment, as she is listening to her daily experiences of diabetes.
Diabetes, also known as "diabetes" in the nation, occurs when the body has low levels of insulin. The number of registered diabetic patients in Latvia has tripled in less than twenty years – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001, 29 492 people had diabetes, whereas 2017 were already diagnosed with 91 571 people. Unfortunately, a large part of the population does not understand the symptoms and developments of this disease and the importance of supporting the quality of daily life in diabetes medicine, sensitivity and ability to cope with critical situations.
"People with diabetes need emotional and psychological support, knowledgeable and educated people every day, especially in educational institutions, family counselors and local authorities as well as in the management of diabetes." information on current events in diabetes treatment, state-owned single-use funding, strong sugar control and new technologies, accessible experts and the opportunity to share experiences and participate in training, "says Krista Teivane, patient associations Latvian Diabetes Center founder and leader who has lived for diabetes for 28 years now.
As Christ says, diabetes patients are exposed to any problems on a daily basis. Increased or decreased blood sugar may cause sweating, paleness and weakness, hand and foot throat, sleepiness, loss of appetite or increased hunger, concentration, confusion and disorientation, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness, increased heart rate, slow down, blurred vision and many others complications. Similarly, conditions like stress, physical activity and air temperature can be affected by diabetes care. In addition, if high or low blood sugar is not eliminated, the diabetes patient may also experience seizures, loss of seizures and awareness. On the other hand, if you do not get the desired insulin dose to ensure a low sugar content, it can be poisoned with ketones (acetone), which can lead to death in the absence of medical help.
Doctors say that diabetes can be overlooked first, and it is a very serious disease that can not be treated easily. "In the case of diabetes, it is important to pay attention to your health every day and to constantly check blood sugar levels. If you feel ill, a patient can easily come to various serious disease complications, including syncope, even blindness, nerve damage and blood vessels, which can cause amputation of the legs, cardiovascular disease and diabetic nephropathy or progressive kidney disease, "says Una Lauga-Tuinina, endocrinologist at the Children's Clinical University Hospital, for the health problems that can be caused by diabetes.
The social experiment can be followed up Latvian Diabetes Center website and communities Facebook in the account. Latvian Diabetes Center is a patient organization that cares for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients by regularly organizing joint events, seminars, training, psychotherapist counseling and master classes, as well as creative work competitions for children and adults. The magazine was created under the umbrella of society Diabetes and Luminosity.