Hippo and Friends,Organization run by parents of children with diabetes who offer support and raise funds for research toward a cure.
In Belgium, more than 3000 children are diagnosed with diabetes....
And this amount is increasing fast every year.....
Behind those 3000 kids, you can find 3000 major stories.
Diabetes produces an enormous impact on the everyday life of a young child and the life of the family.
Many myths about diabetes are spread.
You do not get diabetes when you have had too much sweets...
You don't suffer a little or heavy of diabetes ...
Either you have it or you don't...
We want to make huge steps in the fight against type 1 diabetes.
Injecting insulin is inevitable and necessary
Youngsters need to learn that as soon as possible after the diagnose
Our teddy HIPPO will help them!(patent)
Hippo is the support for children with diabetes, both practically and mentally.
HIPPO is a happy animal, with colored spots who are indicating where you can inject the insulin.
Hippo was designed by Barbara Flamand,a mother who's child was diagnosed on age 8.
The colors represent the rate of insulin in the bloodstream, which varies depending on the injection site:
very quickly through the abdomen (green)
rapidly through the upper arm (orange)
the slowest through thighs and buttocks (red).
These colors are not randomly chosen.
They are referring to traffic lights, making kids memorizing them easily.
We also raise funds and donate to support diabetes research :
Belgian Diabetes Registry
Contact us : email@example.com
Pictures : click here
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We are currently working on the English version of this website.
Soon all information will be available in English.