What is type 1 diabetes?
When you have type 1 diabetes, your body can no longer produce insulin by itself. Therefore, you need to give your body the vital insulin through insulin injections. Type 1 diabetes is a so-called autoimmune disease.
We usually know our immune system as a positive thing, e.g. it helps us fight bacteria and diseases. But type 1 diabetes destroys our immune system's healthy cells in the pancreas meaning that we can no longer produce insulin.
What is type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes 2 is a chronic disease that can affect both children and adults, thick and thin. 290,000 Danes have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They know they have diabetes and receive treatment for the disease.
Besides the many Danes who have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is estimated that 200,000 Danes suffer from undetected diabetes.
Opportunities with Telemedicine:
- Measuring blood sugar levels
- Insulin training
With telemedicine, diabetes patients can be monitored from home and have their blood sugar levels measured. The data is sent directly to the treating physician.
New diabetes patients can be taught to inject themselves with insulin, so they do not need to seek out a physician.