Weʼve raised £10 to help fund a new project to make eating out easier for Type 1 Diabetics
- Funded on Thursday, 16th August 2018
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One year ago my 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Although she is doing well now and her blood sugar levels are generally stable, it has been a long and hard road for her and my wife and I.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong illness affecting over 400,000 people in the UK alone and currently there is no cure. This means that everyday of the diabetics life is filled with blood testing, insulin injecting and analyzing everything they eat. Poor control of diabetes can lead to serious side effects and in some cases can be fatal.
A type 1 diabetics life is difficult enough already without having to worry about going out to eat and then having to figure out how many carbohydrates are in their meal so they can counterbalance it with the right amount of insulin. Especially when there is an easy fix. All it would take is for restaurant to provide information on carbohydrate contents in their meals. This is a simple fix for such a big issue.
Over the past month I have been working on an accreditation (The Type 1 Mark) that restaurants can earn and display subject to meeting certain requirements such as having nutritional information readily available. All restaurants who obtain the Type 1 Mark will feature on a directory on our website (which is nearly developed) and eventually a downloadable app so that this can be used as a resource for Type 1 diabetics to use when looking for places to eat out.
We already have support from diabetes teams in the NHS and a business leader in the health space and we are confident that we can gain a lot more support for this movement.
The donations raised through this platform will initially help us to develop our website, an app and to create marketing materials to take to restaurants and businesses.
We are so grateful for your support with our project and for taking your time to read this
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Apr 18, 2018
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