In honor of World Diabetes Day, Abbott has created an interactive infographic to help raise awareness about what life can be like for an insulin-using patient who has diabetes.
Approximately 26 percent of the 18.8 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes follow an insulin regimen recommended by their healthcare provider in order to manage their condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health Interview Survey. Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin, either because their bodies do not produce insulin or do not use insulin properly, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Abbott's interactive infographic takes the user through 'a day in the life' of an insulin-using patient, which can include a complex routine of regular blood glucose monitoring, counting and logging carbohydrates, and calculating and injecting precise doses of insulin while managing their daily routine. To visit the interactive infographic visit www.abbott.com/insulin-using-patient.htm.