Type 1 Diabetes in Finland

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Type 1 Diabetes is a dangerous autoimmune condition that can affect anyone in Finland.

69,685 People are living with Type 1 Diabetes
8,516 People should still be alive today What does this mean?
17 Healthy years of life are lost per person What does this mean?
What does this mean?

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Type 1 diabetes is growing rapidly and can affect anyone

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Type 1 diabetes is growing rapidly and can affect anyone

In Finland, T1D is growing at 2.5% each year compared with 3.0% for Type 2 Diabetes

What does this mean?
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Type 1 Diabetes

โ€œIn too many places, T1D is an invisible disease, not on the radar of the healthcare community and often diagnosed only when it's too late.โ€

- James Reid, Program Officer, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Type 1 diabetes is a dangerous condition that steals years of healthy life

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Type 1 diabetes is a dangerous condition that steals years of healthy life

The average ten year old in Finland enjoys 83 healthy years of life

What does this mean?
83 healthy years

If they develop type 1 diabetes, on average they will lose 17 of those healthy years

66 healthy years

โ€œWith type 1 diabetes once you get to the point where your body makes no insulin, you need insulin to survive, or you will die. The commonest cause of death for young people with diabetes globally is a lack of diagnosis right at the start.โ€

- Dr Graham Ogle, paediatric endocrinologist, General Manager, Life for a Child

Timely diagnosis

In Finland an unknown number of young people are never diagnosed. Globally we estimate 36,000 are lost to T1D each year without ever receiving a diagnosis.

Simple things, like a $1 educational poster can help make a diagnosis and save a life.

Insulin and strips

0 healthy years restored

If everyone in Finland had access to insulin, test strips and good self-management, we could restore 0 years of healthy life per person

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If everyone with type 1 diabetes in Finland received insulin and glucose test strips, we could restore 0 years of healthy life per person

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Management of type 1 diabetes involves multiple daily injections and frequent monitoring

In Finland, 571 people are not alive today for the sake of a small vial of insulin and a tiny test strip.

Each extra test strip used can add 1 hours of healthy life.

Together we can change the story for people living with type 1 diabetes in Finland.

Pumps and CGMs

3.7 healthy years restored

If everyone in Finland had access to devices, we could restore another 3.7 healthy years to the average person with type 1 diabetes.

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If everyone in Finland had access to technology that automates glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, we could restore 3.7 years of healthy life per person

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Without devices, the average person with type 1 diabetes spends 18 days a year managing the condition

Devices like pumps and CGMs reduce the work of managing type 1 diabetes.

CGM sensors are usually replaced twice a month. Every time it restores 39.7 hours of healthy life to the average person in Finland with type 1 diabetes

Together we can change the story for people living with type 1 diabetes in Finland.

Prevention and cures

full life expectancy restored

To restore all the years lost to type 1, we need to continue investing in prevention and cures.

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To restore all the years lost to type 1, we need to continue investing in prevention and cures.

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Research worksโ€”In the last 50 years of progress

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25 years have been added to the lifespan of a person receiving the latest care.

We are working to make T1D a thing of the past.

One day we will discover how to restore the body's ability to make insulin againโ€”eradicating T1D

Help us turn type 1 into type none through impactful research.

Together we can change the story for people living with type 1 diabetes in Finland