Many people may believe the chronic disease known as diabetes is relatively new. However, the disease dates back thousands of years, and people from around the world have managed type 1 and type 2 diabetes during this history in a number of bizarre ways. Now an entertaining short video tells the story.
The idea behind animating the History of Diabetes was to educate people of all ages in a fun and engaging format regarding the discovery of diabetes – a historical perspective that many may be unaware. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S., comprised of all races, creeds, religions and ages manage their diabetes daily. The majority are type 2 and nearly 2 million are type 1, where most are diagnosed before the age of 16. The reality is over 100 million people in the U.S. have a family member with diabetes or know someone that does.
Many advances in medications since the initial discovery of diabetes have been made and will undoubtedly continue in the future. Like many diseases, in time, a cure may eventually be found. In the meantime, diabetes is manageable with proper diet, exercise, checking blood sugar levels often, and of course being diligent with medications.
The History of Diabetes animation stars a character called ME; a spinoff from the company, EMIEN HEALTH. An animator that worked on Nickelodeon projects created the character for burnsugar.com that demonstrates simple but effective exercises. ME now tells the story of diabetes, diabeteshistory.com, for a younger audience but even adults are sure to be entertained.
EMIEN HEALTH, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The company also produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things involving diabetes, and diabetesmedpad.com a free download form to keep track of all medications and doctors. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.