This month I spent some time interpreting for a medical conference which was focusing on the rare condition, lipodystrophy. The subject is very specific and, as with all new topics, my research before the conference was thorough.
Prior to this assignment I had never come across this rare condition, which doctors say affect just four people in every million. Lipodystrophy (or LD) affects fat distribution in the body and makes it uneven, which can have a knock-on effect on the body’s metabolism causing diabetes, general exhaustion, and many other issues.
World Lipodystrophy Day is coming up, on 31st March, and now I have a much more in-depth understanding of it I thought I could do my bit to the attention of a wider audience. I will be making an “L” for lipodystrophy with my fingers and posting a picture of this on my social media with the hashtag #worldlipodystrophyday!