There’s a new mobile game made for children, parents and carers of kids with type 1 diabetes in the UK.
Launched by the global healthcare company Sanofi Diabetes, Mission T1D aims to improve the understanding of type 1 diabetes amongst young sufferers by allowing them to share knowledge and discuss about how best to live with the condition.
Educational videos are provided at the end of each stage to highlight and explain key topics such as what type 1 diabetes is, what is hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and what constitutes a healthy diet.“As a company, we have entered the diabetes gaming arena to improve health outcomes for children with type 1 diabetes,” said Rebecca Reeve, head of professional relations at Sanofi Diabetes. “We hope that the teachers, parents and carers for whom this game was developed will make it their mission to make this game a success.”
Available for iOS and Android devices, as well as PCs, the game is set in a school with each level providing a short, practical and illustrated message about coping with diabetes at school. Educational videos are provided at the end of each stage to highlight and explain key topics such as what type 1 diabetes is, what is hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and what constitutes a healthy diet.
Sanofi came up with two different versions of the Mission T1D game, an interactive one that requires Internet connection, and another one that can be used offline.
As part of its adoption plan, the company will offer teachers an educational pack consisting of the game, as well as a video and quiz, for use in lessons.
It’s unclear whether Sanofi will also launch Mission T1D in global markets, but considering Sanofi’s wide reach, chances are that’s coming in the coming weeks or months…