July 14, 2021
The things EVERYONE needs to know, especially if you don’t have diabetes.
Note: I am not a medical doctor. These are simplified versions of complex subjects to make them as easy to digest as possible. More thorough articles are linked in each section.
Why is this information important? Over 1-in-10 Americans has diabetes. You likely interact with someone everyday who is living with diabetes. Knowing these facts will stop negative judgement, increase positive conversation, and potentially save a life.
Here are the facts:
There are too many examples of people with dangerously low blood sugars being incarcerated due to their symptoms or denied entry into concerts for carrying their necessary insulin and food. This is largely due to the lack of knowledge surrounding diabetes. Low symptoms are similar to alcohol impairment and insulin is a liquid that must be brought into events. If people knew this and asked the right questions, they could avoid causing potentially lethal situations.
That’s all for Level 0!
If you’ve made it this far we’d like to thank you for being a great person and contributing to the creation of a more educated, supportive society!
If we’re missing something or you have important facts to add to our Level 1 blog (coming soon) DM us on Instagram!For more information go to Beyond Type 1, JDRF, or T1D international.
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