We are running a pay to enter competition to raise funds for children with Type 1 Diabetes. The proceeds
Let us take a look at the Competition Prizes ! :
1 x Lucky person will win the opportunity to have their Wrap made into the carrier of their dreams.Send us your wrap, tell us how you want your carrier to be made and leave the rest to us, we will even cover the cost of shipping your carrier back to you.
4 x Runners up will win a Stalk Free Pass. You can jump the queue and avoid the slot stalking you just need tell us when you want us to schedule you in to sew your Ocah wrap Conversion*.
There are 5 x Wrap Scrap Keyrings prizes and
3 x Wrap scrap Notebooks up for grabs too !
How to enter:
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a Prize in our Competition is visit our online webstore HERE and answer the question given on the competition listing.
Choose your answer from the drop down box at the bottom of the competition listing and then add your entry to your cart. Finally proceed through the checkout.
Once you have paid for your entry you will be automatically entered into the competition
You may enter as many times as you like but you must pay for each entry in a separate transaction otherwise it will count as one entry.
Meet Libby !
In April 2013 our daughter and sister, 8 Year old Libby was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and our lives were turned upside down.
In order to survive Libby needs to be receive insulin constantly. Libby wears an Insulin pump full time she cannot take a break from it.
The insulin is delivered in to her body via a small cannula that is inserted under her skin using a needle. The cannula that gives Libby her insulin has to be replaced every 2 days.
Libby has to check her Blood Glucose (sugar) levels regularly by pricking her finger 10-15 times a day. We check her Blood glucose levels through the night.
Before she started using the Insulin pump in May 2014 Libby had to be given her insulin by injection in her leg or tummy. In just 13 months from when she was diagnosed Libby had over 2000 Insulin injections and carried out over 4000 finger prick tests.
Despite constant monitoring day and night for most people with Type 1 Diabetes it is a constant battle to manage their illness and as a result their life is in almost constant danger.
No child should have to deal with this.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
The closing date of the competition is: Friday 14th November at 7pm UK time (check what time that is where you are by adding the UK to your smart phone or tablet world clock, check the details here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/uk/london
The Winners will be announced at 8pm UK time Friday 14th October 2014 UK time.
The Winners will be notified via email using the email address that they used to enter the competition.
The first Prize Winner will be required to provide the wrap to be used for their carrier at their own expense and pay to have it shipped to Ocah. The sewing cost and return shipping cost will be covered by Ocah.
*A Stalk Free pass will be allocated to 4 Runners up. The Stalk Free Pass can be redeemed from February 1st 2015 Onwards. All cost are to be paid by the person holding the Stalk free pass this includes all conversion costs and all shipping costs.
This Competition is open to residents of the UK and Worldwide but due to CPSIA regulations Ocah cannot ship any Wrap Conversions to addresses in the US at this time.
Competition Winners do not have to have their prize shipped to their home address, they can choose where to have their Prize shipped to with the exception Custom made Wrap Conversions, which cannot be shipped to addresses in the US.
The cost of shipping the First prize wrap conversion, Wrap scrap Keyrings, and wrap scrap Notebooks will be paid for by Ocah.
In the event of a tie-break where more than one person enters the correct answer we will choose a winner at Random using the random number generator random.org.com
The winners’ name will be made available on our blog, www.ocah.typepad.com and on the Ocah Facebook Page.
If any winner does not respond to our email notification within 48 hours of the competition close a redraw of the prize will take place from the correct entries received.
This prize is non-refundable . No cash alternative is available.
This Competition complies with the UK Gambling Act 2005.
Type 1 Diabetes Facts
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.
Whom Type 1 Diabetes Affects
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
How Type 1 Diabetes Is Managed
Living with T1D is a constant challenge. People with the disease must carefully balance insulin doses (either by injections multiple times a day or continuous infusion through a pump) with eating and other activities throughout the day and night. They must also measure their blood-glucose level by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day. Despite this constant attention, people with T1D still run the risk of dangerous high or low blood-glucose levels, both of which can be life threatening. People with T1D overcome these challenges on a daily basis.
Insulin Is Not a Cure
While insulin injections or infusion allow a person with T1D to stay alive, they do not cure the disease, nor do they necessarily prevent the possibility of the disease’s serious effects, which may include: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
The Outlook for Treatments and a Cure
Although T1D is a serious and difficult disease, treatment options are improving all the time, and people with T1D can lead full and active lives. JDRF is driving research to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we ultimately achieve a world without T1D.
Warning signs of T1D may occur suddenly and can include:
• Extreme thirst
• Frequent urination
• Drowsiness or lethargy
• Increased appetite
• Sudden weight loss
• Sudden vision changes
• Sugar in the urine
• Fruity odor on the breath
• Heavy or labored breathing
• Stupor or unconsciousness
If you have concerns about any of these symptoms please speak to you Doctor.
For more information on Type 1 Diabetes visit these websites: