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NEWS

JUST ONE MORE JAB!

CAN A COMIC EDUCATE KIDS

ABOUT KETONES?

Don't forget to get your flu jab done if you

have not done so already, in time for this

year's flu season. According to Diabetes

UK, 1 in 3 under-65s with diabetes

missed out on vital flu jab last winter,

putting themselves at risk of potentially

life-threatening complications. Anyone

with diabetes¬ - including those who

are pregnant - is entitled to a free a flu

jab. Having a serious infection, such as

flu, causes blood sugar levels to rise so

high that they become dangerous, which

is why people with diabetes, in particular,

are at risk. A flu jab gives you the best

chance of fighting off the flu. Without

it, flu can also develop to pneumonia

or bronchitis, which can often require

hospital admission.

Dan Howarth, Head of Care at

Diabetes UK, said: "It can take up to two

weeks for a flu jab to work. It is essential

that everyone with diabetes gets their

free flu jab as soon as possible to avoid

the illness and eliminate the risk of lifethreatening

complications as flu hits the

UK this winter."

www.diabetes.org.uk/flu

and was an initiative by University Hospital

Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,

Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth

and Revolve Comics. Concept drivers

and contributors include Dr Partha Kar

(pictured in his cartoon nemesis on the

left), Dr Mayank Patel, and Type 1 diabetic

Lee Calladine.

Calladine, who works for the

charity Diabetes Research & Wellness

Foundation (DRWF), was asked for his

input into the comic by his consultant

Dr Patel, giving his perspective of what

it's like to experience DKA and a how he

manages his diabetes to limit or prevent

the chance of having DKA again. He says,

"DKA is no joke, so it was great to play a

small part in the production of this unique

and important learning tool. If the comic

can help educate the younger age group

it's aimed at and raise general awareness,

then that is a fantastic achievement. Using

the format of a comic is not downplaying

the importance of the message, it's just

a means getting vital info to children,

teens and young adults in a way that

Type 1: Attack of the Ketones is the second

issue of the Type 1: Origins comic series

sponsored by NHS England. The comic

was the QiC Diabetes winner last year,

they can enjoy and relate to. It's about

raising awareness and learning from life's

lessons. Batman once said, 'Why do we

fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves

back up.' Sometimes people talk about

the 'path of least resistance' as if it's a

bad thing, but in this case, if they pick up

the comic and read about their condition

because it's packaged up in an enjoyable

way, then mission accomplished!"

Read the issues here:

www.revolvecomics.com

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