The campaign is designed as a social experiment in which the three famous ethers of the community – Kristin Garklava, Magnuss Erins and Edgars Balins – will try their daily routines to live and join forces with diabetes, the role of musicians, the theater actor of improvisation Nauris Brikmanis.
During the social experiment on November 14 and 15, participants will have the opportunity to survive and through various assignments and tests enjoy the daily life of skin diabetics – situations in which diabetes is constantly uninterrupted, making it step-by-step surprisingly occasionally when the smallest expects, to a large extent hinders every human activity and behavior, and sometimes create inaccurate things as well as health and life-threatening moments.
"I would never think that patients with diabetes are continually" alive "and ready to withstand so many discomfort. When I was wearing dense clothes, I was able to" enjoy "myself in thermal surgery – a typical situation when a sudden increase in glucose in the blood, the increase in diabetes in the patient begins to heal much stronger. "On my skin," I felt it as a sudden drop in blood glucose, diabetic who experienced visual impairment, and examining their incredible sugar levels and continuous counting of carbohydrates … Considering om at all that these people have to face every day, they should be promoted in other sympathy, understanding and willingness to support and help, "says Kristin Garklāva, participating in the experiment, as listening to their everyday experiences with diabetes.
Diabetes, also known as "diabetes" in the country, comes when the body has low levels of insulin. The number of registered patients with diabetes in Latvia has tripled in less than twenty years – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2001, 29 492 people have diabetes, while in 2017 91 571 people have been diagnosed. Unfortunately, a large part of the population does not understand the symptoms and progress of this disease, as well as the importance of supporting the quality of everyday life of diabetics, sensitivity and ability to cope with critical situations.
"People with diabetes require emotional and psychological support, well-educated nations well-know every day, especially in educational institutions, in a family practice and in local governments, as well as in the management of diabetes." information about current events in diabetes treatment, state funding for needles for individual use, strong control of sugar and new technology, available experts, and opportunities for sharing experiences and participation in training, "said Krista Teivan, Patient Association Latvian Diabetes Center founder and leader, who has been "living" for diabetes for 28 years.
As Christ says, patients with diabetes are daily faced with several problems. Increased or reduced blood sugar can cause sweating, pale and weakness, throat and leg, drowsiness, loss of appetite or increased hunger, inability to concentrate, confusion and disorientation, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness, increased heart rate, slow, blurred vision speech and many other complications. Similarly, conditions such as stress, physical activity and air temperature can affect the well-being of diabetes. In addition, if high or low blood sugar levels are not eliminated, a patient with diabetes can experience even attacks, loss of epilepsy, and awareness. On the other hand, if you do not get the required amount of insulin to ensure low levels of sugar, it can be poisoned by ketones (acetone), which can lead to death in the absence of medical help.
Doctors say that in the first place diabetes can be deceived, and this is a very serious illness that can not be easily treated. "When it comes to diabetes, it's important to pay attention to your health daily and keep checking your blood sugar level. If you feel well, a patient can easily get to various, very serious complications, including visual impairment, even blindness, damage to the nerves and blood vessels can cause leg amputation, cardiovascular disease and diabetic nephropathy, or progressive kidney disease, "says Una Lauga-Tuinina, an Endocrinologist at the Clinical Hospital for Children, for health problems that can cause diabetes.
A social experiment can be tracked Latvian Diabetes Center site and society Facebook on the account. Latvian Diabetes Center is a patient association that looks after patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, regular organization of joint events, seminars, training, psychotherapeutic counseling and master classes, as well as creative work for children and adults. The journal was created under the auspices of the Society Diabetes and light.