The campaign was designed as a social experiment in which the three well-known personalities of the community – Christine Greclava, Magnus Arinz and Edgaras Balinz – will try their daily routines Live and adjust forces With diabetes, The role of musician, improvisational theater actor Naoris Brikmanis.
During the social experiment, on November 14 and 15, participants will have the opportunity to survive, and through various tasks and tests, to enjoy the daily life of diabetics on their skin – situations where diabetes is always smooth, making themselves feel step-by-step. At least, inhibits very much human activity and behavior, and sometimes even create inaccurate things, but also health and life threatening moments.
"I would never think that people with diabetes should" live "all the time and be willing to tolerate so much discomfort, and when I was dressed in heavy clothes, I would be able to" enjoy "heat attacks – a typical condition when a sudden rise in blood sugar increased the patient's diabetes and began to heal More vigorously. "On my skin" I felt it like a sudden drop of blood glucose, a diabetic experienced a visual impairment, and an examination of their unending sugar levels and continuous count of carbohydrates … In light of all these people every day have to face, We need to be proactive, sympathetic, and willing to support and help others, "says Christine Greclava , Participates in the experiment, listening to her daily experiences with diabetes.
Diabetes, also known as "diabetes" in the nation, occurs when the body has low levels of insulin. The number of patients with diabetes registered in Latvia tripled in less than 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2001, 29,492 people had diabetes, while in 2017 it was already diagnosed with 91 571 people. Unfortunately, a large part of the population does not understand the symptoms and progression of the disease, and the importance of supporting the daily quality of life of the diabetic, sensitivity and ability to deal with critical situations.
"People with diabetes need emotional and psychological support, people with knowledge and education every day, especially in educational institutions, family doctors and locals, as well as managing diabetes." Information on current events in the treatment of diabetes, government funding for the use of disposable needles, strong sugar control and new technologies, available experts, and an opportunity to share experiences and participate in training, "says Krista Twain, Latvian Diabetes Center Founder and leader, who has been "living" for diabetes for 28 years.
Like Jesus, diabetics face some problems on a daily basis. Higher levels of blood sugar can cause sweating, warmth and weakness, throat and foot, sleepiness, loss of appetite or increased hunger, inability to concentrate, confusion and disorientation, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness. Many others. Similarly, conditions such as stress, exercise and air temperature can be affected by diabetic well-being. In addition, if high blood sugar or low does not block, the diabetic patient can experience even seizures, loss of seizures and consciousness. On the other hand, if you do not get the amount of insulin needed to ensure a low sugar level, you can poison it with acetone, which can cause death in the absence of medical assistance.
Doctors say that diabetes can be ignored at first, and it is a very serious disease that can not be treated easily. "When it comes to diabetes, it is important to pay attention to your health every day and constantly check your blood sugar levels, if you feel not good, the patient can very easily fall into various complications, very serious illness, including impaired vision, even blindness, Which can cause amputation of the legs, cardiovascular and diabetic nephropathy, or advanced kidney disease, "says Una Loga-Toynina, an endocrinologist at the Children's Clinical Hospital, on health problems that may be caused by diabetes.
The social experiment can be followed Latvian Diabetes Center Website and membership Facebook Account. Latvian Diabetes Center Is a patient organization that treats patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes by organizing joint events, seminars, training, psychotherapist counseling and master classes, as well as creative contests for children and adults. The magazine was created under the umbrella of the company Glowing diabetes.