The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Brazil (ADJ) and Sanofi Diabetes announce today their first joint initiative in public health in Brazil. The KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) project will run in 15 public and private schools (13 in São Paulo and 2 in Ceará). Through a Diabetes Information Pack in Portuguese, alongside practical, interactive lectures, students will get to know the basics about diabetes, in addition to guidance around physical activity and diet.
School professionals and parents of students with diabetes will also receive training as part of the efforts to provide a supportive learning environment for children with diabetes and to remove stigma associated with the condition.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Health, by the Brazilian Society of Diabetes (SBD) and by the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP). KiDS is also being piloted in Delhi, India.