More than 300 people in Jamaica today have type 1 diabetes and they will not survive without financial support. It only costs CAD 20 a month to support a child or young adult with diabetes, and they are in serious need.
The facilitation of site visits by diabetes experts to IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme-supported centres has demonstrated numerous benefits for all involved. In some countries, there may be a lack of expertise of diabetes in children and youth as it is an unfamiliar condition. Even in countries where there is considerable knowledge, contact with experts/facilities in other countries is extremely advantageous. Connecting with peers carries particular benefit during difficult clinical cases, where knowledge-sharing could impact health outcomes.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:20
As the end of 2014 nears, it is exciting to reflect that the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme has not only expanded support to six new countries but also increased the number of centres in countries already participating in the programme. Some 15,000 children and youth in 48 developing countries and the health professionals who care for them, are currently receiving a variety of resources free of charge from LFAC.
Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:38
Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation, continued its support for the International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme by organising a fundraising event in the lead up to World Diabetes Day (WDD) - 14 November. This is the sixth year they have supported this programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:34
If you follow the IDF Life for a Child Programme on Facebook, you may already have read and been inspired by Veerle Vanhuyse. Veerle contacted LFAC in August, while training for the 2014 TCS New York City marathon, wanting to raise money for the Programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:02
In May 2013, Angie Middlehurst, IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme Education Manager, was invited to be a member of the expert advisory committee set up by IDF in collaboration with Sanofi Diabetes to address the global challenges facing children with diabetes worldwide.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:53
On Saturday October 18 an enthusiastic audience gathered at St Bede’s Church in Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia to listen to a concert of Latin American music. The music was provided by Dr Paul Benitez, Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead to raise welcome funds for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme. Over AU$1,400 was raised.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:19
In October 2013, the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme began work with the KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre in the Indian city of Belgaum, Karnataka, and is currently providing support to around 140 children and youth between the ages of two and 25.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:30
In 2012, the DREAM Trust, based in Nagpur, India, successfully launched a small business start-up programme for people with type 1 diabetes. The positive impact, and a second grant from the IDF's Life for a Child Programme, encouraged the Trust to repeat the initiative, this time with a larger scope.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:10