A new educational game on the challenges of managing diabetes and diabetic complications of type 2 diabetes has been launched by pharmaceutical companies Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly.
The online game, called Complications Combat, is designed to raise awareness of the many complications associated with type 2 diabetes and the challenges healthcare professionals and patients face when considering and managing these on a daily basis.
Available for desktop PC and iPad users, players have to click or swipe images of the complications and ‘friends’, which are the healthy steps for controlling type 2 diabetes, to the correct side of the screen to maintain optimal patient health for as long as possible.
The aim is to help users become aware of the many short- and long-term complications of the metabolic disorder, and learn about the healthy lifestyle choices that can help control the disease and prevent these related conditions from developing.
Arnd Prilipp, Launch and Established Products CVM Boehringer Ingelheim, said: “The aim and design of the game is simple. However, effective management of type 2 diabetes and its complications is not.
“To simulate this, players are tasked with simultaneously saving the healthy lifestyle items whilst combating the many complications – and it is not easy.”
Complicationscombat.com is the second education initiative to launch this month under the Boehringer-Lilly diabetes alliance, following the release of a niche education programme for healthcare professionals on the role sodium glucose sodium glucose transporters (SGLT) have in maintaining blood sugar balance in people with type 2 diabetes.

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