Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:08
Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation will be donating a further €25,000 to the Life for a Child (LFAC) programme to help children in need. This is the fifth year they have supported this programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:09
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:08
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.
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).
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 11:51
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, 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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 09:56
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:18
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.