Saturday, January 7, 2017

Type 1 and DKA, Education

There is too much misdiagnosing of diabetes in the US. Type 1 diagnosed as type 2, and people with diabetes not being told that they have diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can occur in people of all ages. In some cases DKA occurs in some of these misdiagnosed individuals. That has been known lead to death in some instances. There is a new program that is attempting to help this situation. The program has been introduced in Ohio, and several other states are joining the project.The educational program described below should help.

"Along with two national parent advocates, Michelle Berman and Debbie Healy, and Malissa Sarver, Beyond Type 1 will raise awareness about T1D and DKA by deploying print materials to every pediatrician office in the state of Ohio, altogether, that’s over 250 pediatricians. The materials include multiple print posters with T1D warning signs in English and Spanish, a parent handout, and a survey."

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