American activist and former First Lady of Utah, Mary Kaye Huntsman, stopped by the studio to educate us on Type 1 Diabetes and talk about the launch of the Warning Signs Campaign.
Mary Kaye and her daughter Liddy are working with global diabetes Beyond Type 1 and the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to promote the new campaign.
The goal of the campaign is to increase public knowledge of Type 1 diabetes and prevent the life-threatening complications that can come with late or missed diagnoses. The campaign will also be distributing symptom awareness materials to 740 pediatricians across the state.
Early warning signs of Type 1 diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, tiredness and unexplained weight loss. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms talk to your healthcare provider and they can administer blood glucose or urine test to determine a diagnosis and begin treatment.
Type 1 Diabetes onset can happen to anyone at any age and being the mother of a “Type 1 diabetes warrior,” Mary Kaye knows the importance of early diagnosis.