Medical truth can be stranger than fiction when science meets art in a new kind of humorous performance at WCSJ2013. Can sleep awaken the genes? What is the latest word in medicine? And above all, is type 2 diabetes curable?
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:50-12:30: performance and a discussion, and a performance at 12:30.
On stage: Maria Ahlroth and Pelle Heikkilä.
Script: Teija Riikola
Thanks to: Teatteri Viirus, Pertti Mustajoki and Helena Ranta
Duration of the play: about 25 minutes.
The short play Body in Crisis uses the methods of entertainment to draw attention to misconceptions linked with health, and to inform viewers of the latest medical information about type 2 diabetes. This largely lifestyle-based disease is becoming increasingly common in all continents in spite of efforts to educate the public on the matter. Excessive body weight, especially belly fat and inadequate exercise increase susceptibility to type 2 diabetes, in which there are disturbances in insulin production or its effects.
Body in Crisis uses humour as a way of encouraging people to change their lifestyle. Contrary to popular perception, it is possible to be cured of type 2 diabetes by changing lifestyles, if the disease is diagnosed early.