An Experience in Recreational Diabetic Day in a Non-governmental Organisation, T1Diams, in Mauritius
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 141-144
Received: Jul. 25, 2017;
Accepted: Aug. 8, 2017;
Published: Sep. 18, 2017
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Pravesh Kumar Guness, Department of Medecine, University of Reunion, Saint Clothilde, Reunion Island; Department of Medicine/Psychosocial, T1Diams NGO, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius Island
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T1Diams, non-profit organisation in the island of Mauritius, has been working on the implementation of therapeutic and educational activities for its members. They regularly organise a recreational diabetic day ('Enjoy life' or 'T1Diams en balade'). Aim: To give an overview of a typical diabetic recreational day. Methods: The author participated in several of these activities organised by the organisation in 2014 and 2015. Results: 22 patients came for that event. 11 (≥ 12 years old) attended the day. The morning session was dedicated to diabetic therapeutic education and was carried out by two diabetes nurses. The afternoon session there were physical activities for those >12 years old and low intense activities for the other group. The menu for the lunch was elaborated by a nutritionist. Blood glucose levels were regularly monitored. The patients did their insulin injections. Conclusion: This recreational diabetic day gives an opportunity for parents to be reassured that their diabetic children can be autonomous. The day was carried out in a professional way so as to empower the patients. These activities should be organised regularly during a year.
T1Diams, Diabetic Recreation Day, Diabetic Therapeutic Education, Type 1 Diabetes
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Pravesh Kumar Guness,
An Experience in Recreational Diabetic Day in a Non-governmental Organisation, T1Diams, in Mauritius, American Journal of Health Research.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2017, pp. 141-144.
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