Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:07
The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update is now available for download. The update features an overview of the number of countries in which the Programme is active, with the total number of children supported in each country.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:47
Every year, Australians from many walks of life are officially recognised by Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, for their service to the community, through the Order of Australia honours. The award is the "the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level."
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:33
In 2012 the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) launched an ongoing campaign targeting diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a severe medical complication that occurs primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. Among the diabetes community, it had been recognised for many years that misdiagnosis occured in developing countries.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:53
The IDF Life for a Child Programme's annual Review and Strategy meeting, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco (June 12-16), was this year attended by over 70 advocates, programme partners, major contributors and other supporters.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:37
Fiji, a country of 333 tropical islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean, proved an easy choice for Diabetes Tasmania's latest charity challenge. Diabetes Tasmania Ambassador, Caroline Thomas, and CEO, Caroline Wells, along with eight fellow adventurers and two guides recently spent 10 days paddling around the Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of some 20 volcanic islands located north west of Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 14:22
On April 19 2014, a special fundraiser was held at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to raise money for the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The event was organised as part of a school project by Andria Carosielli, a young woman with type 1 diabetes, and Sandrine Lapointe. Guests included Katia Shannon (author of the documentary Sweet 16), who gave a speech on her work and experience with the Programme in Ecuador.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:31
The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very pleased to have received a generous donation of €35,000 from the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD, Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists), a member association of the International Diabetes Federation.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:22
In developing countries a lack of refrigerators to store insulin is often a barrier for people with diabetes. Children require insulin injections two or more times a day, and insulin can only be stored at room temperature for one month.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:30
On Sunday April 13, a group of 14 Jamaican teenagers and young adults with diabetes will walk 5km to raise awareness of the alarming increase of diabetes in young people, and to raise funds for much-needed support groups for children and their parents.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:08
For over 70,000 young people with diabetes in developing countries, living with diabetes is constantly life threatening. Access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, diabetes education and specialised diabetes care are often out of reach, increasing the likelihood of complications and, all too frequently, death.