Education resources for children and adolescents
Diabetes is a great challenge in the developing world. Many children and adolescents with diabetes die quickly or are chronically unwell due to lack of availability of quality care. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Life for a Child Programme currently supports diabetes clinics/hospitals caring for children and adolescents in 43 countries.
The purpose of this section is to make education materials more widely available. Education of children and their families is essential so they can understand what diabetes is and live a healthy and full life. Likewise, health professionals need resources and training to provide quality care. The section will have pages in various languages in addition to the six official United Nations (UN) languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic. Please note that some pages currently have numerous resources, others have only a few resources, and some have none – as resources become available they will be added to the site. We thank members from the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and other diabetes experts from many diabetes centres and associations around the world that have contributed materials for these pages, and welcome other existing materials that we can put up.