Life for a Child News

Diabetes centre supports Life for a Child work in Ghana

In June of this year, Dr Declan Cody, a paediatric endocrinologist, and Mr Vincent McDarby, a senior clinical psychologist, from Our Lady's Childrens Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC), Ireland, travelled to Accra, Ghana. The journey itself only took seven hours but the experience was a life-changing one.

Life for a Child in the spotlight at global diabetes events

Diabetes conferences, both local and international, provide the IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC)with a positive forum for alerting health professionals to the shocking everyday reality faced by many children and youth with diabetes in developing countries.

Diabetes education: Success story in Sri Lanka

In late June, Life For a Child (LFAC) Education Manager Angie Middlehurst, a highly experienced paediatric nurse and  diabetes educator, travelled to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka  (DASL).

Life for a Child update out now!

Catch-up with the latest news from IDF’s Life for a Child programme (LFAC).

Stories include:

  • A report from Mauritania on new essential medicines and care supplied through LFAC
  • An update from the LFAC programme in Sudan, which now supports 650 children and youth
  • Details of interactive diabetes education sessions in Sri Lanka

View the summer update here


Donated strips and meters give new life to children with diabetes

Regular monitoring of blood glucose is a crucial tool in the life of a child with diabetes. It allows each individual to monitor and understand their body's very particular response to insulin, foods, and exercise. Unfortunately for many children and youth in developing countries, access to blood glucose meters and test strips is simply unaffordable.

Video showcases difficulties faced by people with diabetes during Mali crisis

In March 2012 Mali was the scene of a coup d'état followed by a rebel attack in the North of the country. Within a few days, people with diabetes in the north faced a shortage of medicines and doctors to help them manage their condition. Hundreds fled to the south where they found themselves without the means to continue their treatments. 

Dr Graham Ogle honoured for international diabetes service

Dr. Graham Ogle, general manager of IDF’s Life for a Child programme is to be presented with the Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes at ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions, taking place from June 21-25 in Chicago. 


Annual Report highlights milestone year for Life for a Child

2012 saw the IDF Life for a Child Programme reach the significant milestone of supporting over 10,000 children with diabetes in the developing world. The achievement of this target was truly remarkable and testimony to the rapid expansion that has taken place in a short space of time. In 2008, around 1,000 children were being supported by the Programme.

Latest Diabetes Voice issue highlights youth supported by Life for a Child

The lastest issue of Diabetes Voice, the quarterly magazine of the International Diabetes Federation, features the story of Mohammed Hamoud, a 19 year-old youth with type 1 diabetes from Zanzibar, supported by the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

WillGolfBetter making a difference for LFAC

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is pleased to have received a generous donation from WillGolfBetter, a golfing company located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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