Diabetes is a chronic disease that you have to learn to live with. Not always easy, especially in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic. To support diabetics, the French Federation of Diabetics is launching its “Slow Diabète du Printemps” program.
“Slow Diabetes”, a free program for diabetics
Here is an initiative which is launched by the French Federation of Diabetics and which is called “Slow Diabète du Printemps”. ” The arrival of spring and all its symbolism is an opportunity to share and benevolently renew its relationship to diabetes, but also to respond at your own pace to the question “how can I live with this disease that I have not chosen and find a proper place for it in my life?” », Details the federation.
For 21 days, a whole team made up of a diabetologist, a psychologist, a sophrologist, a Pilates teacher and dieticians will help patients to cope better with their disease thanks to new tools, tips and activities. The “Spring Slow Diabetes” program will run from April 5 to 25, 2021.
Living with diabetes during the Covid-19 epidemic
To participate, nothing could be simpler, just register for the “Slow Diabetes” program on the website of the French Federation of Diabetics. It is free and without obligation and it allows registered people to exchange with other participants on a closed Facebook group. Goal : “ Let’s live together this experience of mutual aid and support ».
According to the French Federation of Diabetics, in France 3.7 million people, or 5.4% of the population, were taking drug treatment for their diabetes in 2015. As a reminder, diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by hyperglycemia . Otherwise, Although diabetes does not increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, it potentially increases the risk of developing severe symptoms and complications from the coronavirus.