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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:28
In 2012, six entrepreneurial advocates of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), with support from Johnson & Johnson, created the inspirational “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign and raised US$3,000 for the Programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 14:16
Nurturing career options for young adults with diabetes in the developing world is a stepping stone from which individuals can build a living, and a means with which they can afford to pay for essential diabetes supplies not subsidised by the government.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 14:18
This Valentine's Day, Partnering for Diabetes Change (P4DC), a coalition of people living with diabetes and industry representatives aiming to address unmet needs in diabetes through community and collaboration, is running an online campaign to raise money and awareness for the IDF Life for a Child Programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:18
The collaboration between independent organisations within the international diabetes community is growing to be a major component of success in the global fight against diabetes. Collective work across a range of sectors, contributes to tremendous action being done locally by passionate health professionals, diabetes advocates, and governments.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:52
The IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) recently launched the Pocketbook for Management of Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence in Under-Resourced Countries at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne.