KARA & THE (NOT SO) DIRE BEASTIE
TYPE 1 DIABETES
When a child is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it can be a very scary time for them and their family. A lot of information is coming at them very quickly; it's all very important, and it can be overwhelming. Kara & the (Not So) Dire Beastie is designed to help ease that anxiety.
TYPE 1 DIABETES
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 5% of people diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes; that's approximately 1.25 million adults and children diagnosed with the condition. When someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they need to learn a lot of information quickly, and it can feel like trying to take a drink of water from a waterfall.
Completed in partnership with Dr. Angelina Bernier of the University of Florida's College of Medicine — Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Kara & the (Not So) Dire Beastie is an 8-episode series created to empower and educate children and their families in managing type 1 diabetes. The 28-minute project is part of Dr. Bernier's New Onset Diabetes Educator (NODE), an interactive website and eBook designed to help patients and their families understand type 1 diabetes, increase access to resources in remote locations, and help them retain important facts and recommended practices ultimately leading to improved health.
We completed work on Kara & the (Not So) Dire Beastie in Summer 2018. Dr. Bernier continues to test her NODE platform in clinics and hopes to release it soon.