Initiatives

Mission for society change

“REVORD that stands for Revisualising Our Diabetes was a type 1 diabetes initiative started in 2015 when the concept was recognized amongst the top 50 innovations in the Intel-DST Digital India Challenge. The initiative was later taken forward for the community empowerment with a goal to unite type 1 diabetes patients and their families by building a virtual community through social media platforms for diabetes education and get together on several occasions. “

1. REVORDiabetes- Type 1 Diabetes

TYPE 1 DIABETES:

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (i.e. glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.

Different factors, including some viruses or genetics, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Usually, type 1 diabetes appears during childhood and adolescence but it can develop in adults as well.

Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood glucose levels with insulin, diet, and lifestyle to prevent complications.

Type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms can appear relatively suddenly and may include:

  1. Irritability and other mood changes.
  2. Fatigue and weakness
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Increased thirst
  5. Frequent urination
  6. Bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night
  7. Extreme hunger
  8. Unintended weight loss

 

2. Type 2 Diabetes Education

TYPE – 2 DIABETES

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body metabolizes sugar (glucose) in blood. Glucose is an important source of fuel for your body. —

With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. (Insulin is a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells). 

Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes, but today more children are being diagnosed with the disorder, probably due to the rise in childhood obesity. There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but losing weight, a good balanced diet and exercising can help manage the disease. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to manage your blood sugar well, you may also need diabetes medications prescribed by a doctor or insulin therapy.

3. Diabetes Caregivers Training Program

Family members as caregivers perform activities such as assisting with medication management, preparing meals, reminding the patient to check his/her blood glucose levels, or taking the patient to doctor appointments. Therefore, their education and skill development are equally important.

“Caregivers Burnout” due to lack of/incorrect/incomplete information about the condition, shortage of health services, failing to get help from other family members, friends etc, further impacts the health of patients.

SportyGo- Sports Event

The sports event, SPORTYGO(in collaboration with Delhi Athletics Federation and Athletics Association of India for children and adolescents(6-16 years)) , with a gathering of more than 500 was held on 3rd November 2019 at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, where Diabetes Fighters sponsored 25 children with Type 1 diabetes to participate in whichever event they wish. Two of them also won silver medal and a cash prize.