Escaping the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Via Gaming!


People love interactive games and the popularity of Escapes Rooms has exploded in a few short years.  According to the Room Escape Artist blog database, there were only 22 escape rooms in the U.S. in 2014. By the summer of 2017, it jumped to about 2,000 escape room facilities. 

Clued Inns goal is to enliven the mission of the American Diabetes Association’s National Diabetes Alert Day’s one-day wake-up call and encourage further action through an interactive, gaming experience.

In many ways, type 2 diabetes is a puzzle since the most common symptoms vary from person to person. The same skills needed to succeed at the game are also necessary to preventing cardiovascular disease for people with type 2 diabetes.  The escape room experience fosters the same collaboration as diabetes management. Players explore possibilities, think of creative solutions, ask questions, listen to answers, and try new ways of doing things. No one goes it alone and there’s more than one way to find a solution. All of these behaviors can be put to good use when tackling a health issue with their doctor(s). For these reasons, Clued Inn offers a fun, learning experience for everyone to improve problem solving skills and learn about the connection between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also gives at-risk individuals and their families better knowledge of the questions and conversations to be conducted at the next appointment they have with their doctor.  

Clued Inn aims to change perceptions about early recognition of type 2 diabetes, inform about the link between type 2 diabetes and heart health and promote intervention before it leads to cardiovascular disease (CVD). 

About Divabetic

Divabetic® is a national nonprofit diabetes outreach organization committed to changing attitudes in people at risk, affected by and living with diabetes. From our outreach programs and live events to our free monthly podcasts available on demand, Diabetes Late Nite, we strive to encourage prevention, early action and above all, education. 

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Divabetic® was inspired by the late R & B legend, Luther Vandross, and created and founded by his long-time assistant, Max Szadek. Divabetic®, a combination of the word 'diabetic' with the letter 'V' inserted for Vandross, evokes feelings of power and the positive attitude associated with the great DIVAS Luther loved like Patti LaBelle.