Brooklyn, NY, March 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) blood test is given to nearly every single person living with diabetes and anyone at risk of developing diabetes. It is the preferred diagnostic tool used around the world to measure a patient's long-term self-management of diabetes. Hundreds of millions of people each year will receive this test. Yet, despite its importance, a significant percentage of the diabetes population does not understand this test or their results. Biologic Designs believes this a strategic opportunity to combat the progression of diabetes.
Their solution to address the educational deficit surrounding the HbA1c test is to create a teaching model that explains the process of protein glycation. Transforming x-ray crystallography protein data of the biologic marker from the HbA1c blood test into an interactive scientific model, the Glycated Hemoglobin A1c Teaching Model explains the process of glycation through tactile science communication.
Testing this model at diabetes camps and in doctor’s offices with patients of all ages, the Glycated Hemoglobin A1c Teaching Model is shown effective at communicating complex information related to protein glycation and explaining the HbA1c blood test. For the first time, people living with diabetes can see with their own eyes why it is so vitally important to maintain strong control over their blood sugar levels.
To find out more about this teaching model and the importance of the HbA1c blood test, visit Biologic Designs' crowdfunding campaign before 05/10/14 08:00 pm EDT. Support their campaign and purchase a reward that explains the process of glycation and the HbA1c blood test. Send those rewards to healthcare professionals and share improved science education with the people that can help improve diabetes education most.www.rockethub.com/23187