Because no child should die of diabetes...
Resource material and ideas to support local awareness campaigns to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents at diagnosis.
The material is made available by the International Diabetes Federation in partnership with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).
This is a poster created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). The poster shows the diabetes warning signs as pictograms to make it relevant to the majority of settings. The poster is available to download in English, French, and Spanish in low and high resolution. An editable version has also been produced for you to adapt and print locally.
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|High resolution||PDF (12MB)||EN | ES | FR |
|Editable version||INDD (10MB)||EN | ES | FR |
This is a slightly modified version of the ‘Know the warning signs’ poster above.
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|High resolution||PDF (12MB)||EN  | ES  | FR |
|Editable version||INDD (10MB)||EN  | ES  | FR |
Campaign tip: Use the Vanelli success story to argue for the funding to run a similar awareness program in your location.
Much of the inspiration for DKA prevention programmes comes from the successes that Maurizio Vanelli has reported in Parma, Italy. Ten years ago, Vanelli demonstrated that a school-based campaign centred on recognizing early symptoms is affective in the early diagnosis of diabetes. This article, published in Diabetes Voice, tells Vanelli’s story. 
Campaign tip: Use the following concept developed in Canada as the inspiration for a school-focused campaign in your geographic location.
A concept that might work in your location, this ingenious poster campaign was undertaken in Canada. Run by the Network of Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Programs, the campaign was supported by Official World Diabetes Day Partner Novo Nordisk. The focus is on the school environment and frequent urination. 
Another poster concept from the Network of Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Programs with the support of Official World Diabetes Day Partner Novo Nordisk. The poster has a muti-cultural approach with a list of the diabetes warning signs along with the key message: “It’s easy to miss the warning signs of diabetes. If you see a child with any of these symptoms, make sure he or she gets tested for diabetes.” 
"Hello, diabetes." Preventing DKA in children with a telephone hotline service Many parents report difficulties finding an experienced paediatrician to manage a DKA emergency at night, during week-ends and during holiday periods. Maurizio Vanelli’s article, published in Diabetes Voice, outlines a telephone hotline service set up at the Regional Centre for Children and Adolescents with Diabetes of the University Hospital of Parma, Italy. Is this a model that could work for you at the local level? 
This hyperlink takes you to a presentation of the module of the International Diabetes Federation’s diabetes education course that deals with diabetic ketoacidiosis. The presentation by Miguel Escalante-Pulido provides a comprehensive overview of the topic. 
This is an article written by Chair of the IDF Youth Section Francine Kaufman and published in California Pediatrician. Can you publish something similar in a local journal, newspaper or magazine? 
This is another article written by Chair of the IDF Youth Section Francine Kaufman. This was for the National Diabetes Education Program in the US. Can you use this material to publish something similar in your region? 
Here you can find draft copy used for Diabetes Voice articles outlining the World Diabetes Day campaigns in 2007 and 2008 (the IDF international year of the child with diabetes). Please use the material here to produce local articles to support the campaign.  Also available as Microsoft Word document.