Type 1 diabetes awareness campaign
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has launched an online animation tool enabling people to create between one and five seconds of animation with a tool box of assets, background and uploaded photos, which they can then send to a friend who can then carry on the story, like an online animated game of consequences!
The new tool is aimed at raising awareness or type 1 diabetes and JDRF – a global charity that funds research into finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.
New research reveals that less than a third of UK residents know of type 1 diabetes with a further 59 per cent confusing the autoimmune condition with type 2 diabetes - which can be related to obesity and lack of exercise.
Type 1 diabetes can strike at any age and there is currently no cure. People with type 1 diabetes rely on multiple insulin injections or pump infusions every day just to stay alive until the cure is found.
Type 1 diabetes:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. At a global level JDRF volunteers and staff have been responsible for raising over £650 million to support type 1 diabetes research since the charity's inception.
To find out more about JDRF's support for World Diabetes Day visit www.JDRFaware.com
For the World's Biggest Flash Animation visit www.jdrfaware.com/tellyourstory.aspx