Title:                 Kara & the (not so) Dire Beastie

Subject:             Diabetes Education

Languages:        English & Spanish

Release Date:    January 2018 (est.)

Offered via:       Animations; eBook

This project is designed to help families with children recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is being completed under the direction of Dr. Angelina Bernier, of the University of Florida's College of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology. 

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The goal of the project is to empower children and their families by demystifying the disease, increasing timeliness of care in remote locations, and increasing retention of important facts and recommended practices for the purpose of improved self-management and health outcomes. The information will be conveyed via animations and an illustrated, interactive eBook. 

The animation and eBook will be available in both English and Spanish.

 
 

Angelina Bernier, M.D.

Dr. Angelina Bernier is the driving force behind this education project, which is designed to help families with children recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Dr. Bernier is employed by the University of Florida's College of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, in Gainesville, FL.

 
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The (not so) Dire Beastie

The (not so) Dire Beastie represents the cells of our body, which require glucose as fuel. The key which unlocks the (not so) Dire Beastie's jaw and allows our cells to process the fuel and transform the glucose into energy is insulin. Without insulin, our cells cannot absorb the glucose they need.  

 
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Kara

Kara is learning about Type I Diabetes. Despite her initial confusion and the daunting task which lay before her, she is able to adapt and overcome. She learns everything she needs with the help of those around her and is able to successfully manage her diabetes and go on to live a full, happy, healthy life.

 
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Copyright © 2016, University of Florida Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

 
Copyright © 2016, University of Florida Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2016, University of Florida Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.