The campaign is designed as a social experiment in which three personally-known community elite will be tested – Kristin Garkva, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš – live and fight forces with diabetes, role of musician, improvising theatrical actor Nauris Brikmanis.
During the social experiment, participants will have the 14th and 15th November opportunity to survive and, thanks to various tasks and trials, enjoy the everyday life of diabetic patients on their skin – a situation where diabetes is always smooth, felt step by step, surprisingly when it is the least anticipated , which greatly hinders any human activity and behavior and sometimes even creates inaccurate things but also health and life-threatening moments.
"I would never think that diabetic patients should always" live "and be willing to endure so many different annoyances.When I was dressed in thick clothing, I was able to" enjoy "spells – a typical situation where sudden blood glucose rises "I felt like a sudden drop in blood glucose, a diabetic patient with visual impairment and testing their infinite sugar levels and continuous carbohydrate counting … Considering all that these people have to face every day , we should be elevated to other sympathy, understanding and willingness to support and help, "says Kristin Garkela, an experiment participant, listening to everyday experiences with diabetes.
Diabetes, also known as "diabetes" in the nation, occurs when the body has low insulin levels. The number of registered patients with diabetes in Latvia has tripled in less than twenty years – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2001, 29,492 people with diabetes were diagnosed, while 91,771 people were diagnosed in 2017. Unfortunately, much of the population does not understand the symptoms and progress of this disease, and the importance of supporting the quality of the diabetic patient's daily life, sensitivity and ability to deal with critical situations.
"People with diabetes need day-to-day emotional and psychological support, well-informed and well-educated nations, especially in educational institutions, family practitioners and local governments, as well as diabetes treatment." information on current events in diabetes treatment, state aid for disposable needles, strong control of sugar and new technologies, readily available experts, and the opportunity to share experiences and participate in training, "said Christopher Teivane, Latvian diabetes center founder and leader who has been living for 28 years after diabetes.
As Christ says, patients with diabetes are confronted daily with several problems. Increased or decreased blood sugar may cause sweating, paleness and weakness, hand and throat, sleepiness, loss of appetite or increased hunger, difficulty concentrating, confusion and disorientation, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness, increased heart rate , slowing down, speech and many other complications. Similarly, conditions such as stress, physical activity and air temperature can be affected by diabetic welfare. In addition, if high or low blood sugar is avoided, diabetic patients may experience seizures, loss of seizures and consciousness. On the other hand, if you do not get the amount of insulin you need to get a low level of sugar, it can be poisoned by ketones (acetone) that can lead to death without medical advice.
Doctors say that diabetes can first be overlooked and it is a very serious illness that can not be treated lightly. "When it comes to diabetes, it's important to keep an eye on your health every day and to keep checking your blood sugar levels. If you feel unwell, the patient can easily fall into a variety of very serious illnesses, including visual impairment, even blindness, and blood vessels, can cause leg amputation, cardiovascular disease and diabetic nephropathy or progressive kidney disease, "says Una Lauga-Tuinina, an endocrinologist at the Children's Clinical Clinic Hospital, for health problems that may be caused by diabetes.
A social experiment can be tracked Latvian diabetes center websites and companies Facebook in your account. Latvian diabetes center is a patient association that takes care of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and regularly organizes joint events, seminars, training, psychotherapeutic counseling and master courses, as well as creativity competitions for children and adults. The magazine was created under the auspices of the company Diabetes and luminosity.