Our Warning Signs Awareness Campaign
Editor’s Note: Want to get involved NOW? 👉 Sign up to be a volunteer in your state! Volunteers help get the word out by distributing posters in schools, coffee shops, colleges, camps, supermarkets, and so much more in and around their communities. Get involved and sign up to receive posters to distribute here.
Awareness of the warning signs of type 1 diabetes saves lives. Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any age. At diagnosis of type 1, approximately 46% of patients are in DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) in the United States. DKA is a life-threatening condition that can occur from a delayed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. This is a solvable problem and an issue where awareness can make a meaningful difference.
Our Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Campaign was launched to place the warning signs of type 1 diabetes — excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and exhaustion — in front of as many people as possible through strategic partnerships, volunteer advocates, and PSAs encouraging the public to immediately see their healthcare provider for a blood glucose or urine test in an effort to avoid DKA at diagnosis. Learn about the importance of T1D screening here.
Share the graphic
Click the graphic to download.
Join the Campaign
About the Campaign►
Learn More About DKA►
State Lead Advocates 2021/2022►
Download the Posters►
Want to know more about DKA + ketones? Head here for information + resources.