Disclaimer – This post is sponsored in partnership with Abbott Diabetes Canada, however, as always, all opinions are my own.
Do you know someone who is living with diabetes? Maybe a family member or close friend?
November was Diabetes Awareness Month, which is a time when communities across the country team up to bring awareness to the condition and provide support to those living with diabetes.
Abbott Canada partnered with Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Andy Rose on an exciting campaign that ran throughout the month. Andy, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 26, has, for the first time, spoken openly about having diabetes to spread awareness for the condition. He also opened up about how he turns to technology to help manage his diabetes while juggling a busy career and his family life. Andy wears a FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system made by Abbott. This technology includes a small sensor that he wears on the back of his upper arm to give him real-time glucose readings with a simple one-second swipe of his smartphone. With the FreeStyle Libre, Andy has the information he needs to make an informed decision about his health, right at his fingertips. This means he can spend more time focusing on his game when he’s on the field.
Andy also challenged Canadians to a “juggling” contest via social media to help raise money for Diabetes Canada in support of the important work they do to help Canadians with diabetes live healthier lives.
Although Diabetes Awareness Month has come to an end, diabetes never does, and the more people who know about this condition, the less likely they are to ignore it. Together, let’s end diabetes!
To learn more about how flash glucose monitoring can help those living with diabetes, you can visit FreeStyle Libre.