TEST………….Know what it stands for, recognise the symptoms, and take immediate action as time is critical in a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

A new campaign was launched on Monday 24th May 2021 to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes symptoms among the general public especially young parents, young adults, and grandparents. The campaign was launched as a delay in the diagnosis of Type 1 can quickly lead to a life-threatening complication called Diabetic Ketoacidosis or in short DKA. In 2020, 4 out of every 10 children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes had already developed DKA on admission to hospital. This is simply way too high.

 TEST will help us all recognise the symptoms so we can take immediate action as time is critical in a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Know what it stands for.

TEST represents Thirst (increased), Energy (reduced), Sudden (weight change) and Toilet (trips increased). These symptoms are key indications that you/your child might have Type 1 diabetes and a simple blood glucose test is required urgently. These symptoms are similar for adults.

Help us spread awareness of TEST and Type 1 diabetes

“Our goal is to reach at least 1 million people in Ireland, and we need your support today!”

Like and share our message with your family, friends, and work colleagues on InstagramTwitter,  FacebookLinkedIn TikTok

Download the poster and place it on a school, GP, Post Office, Library, Shop Notice Board, click here. 

Download the leaflet and share it with family and friends. #Onestoppable and read some of the extraordinary achievements of young people with Type 1 diabetes, click here.  

For more information on this campaign, click here. 


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