Dr Hen Says Announces New YouTube Series about Type 1 Diabetes
23 September 2021, Singapore — Dr Hen, an animated doctor known for encouraging awareness and dialogue around difficult health topics, has announced a 5-episode YouTube series focusing on the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. It can occur at any age, but tends to develop in childhood. About 463 million individuals aged between 20 and 79 worldwide are currently living with diabetes. By 2045, more than 700 million are expected to be diagnosed with T1D.
“Despite the high global prevalence, there is still a lack of fundamental awareness about the condition,” says Dr Hen. “With this new series, the hope is to shed more light on the challenges faced by those living with T1D. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of the condition, not only combating common misconceptions but teaching the general public how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar and DKA.”
The first episode will go live this weekend, September 25, with new episodes uploaded every two weeks on the Dr Hen Says YouTube channel.
Dr Hen lives in Hen.World, a fictional world populated by Hens. Hen is not a chicken, but a gender-neutral pronoun that was introduced to eliminate gender discrimination in the workplace. The characters of Hen.World seek to embody the spirit of this word by looking past any differences and embracing each other as equals. Dr Hen Says is the social voice of HALZA PTE LTD, a Singapore-based digital healthcare company, a member of the Nijkerk Group.
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For more information about Hen.World, visit https://hen.world
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