“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. “
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:
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.
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.
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.