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Invincible House champions Life for a Child

In January 2013, the IDF Life for a Child Programme was contacted by Tom Etheridge, an 18 year-old with diabetes studying at Maidstone Grammar School in Kent, United Kingdom (UK). Tom is Captain of the school’s Invincible House, which comprises around 200 pupils aged 11-18. They used their house charity day to raise over £700 for Life for a Child.

Azerbaijan hosts ISPAD workshop on diabetes in children

The Endocrine Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan - – Life for a Child’s partner centre in the country - recently hosted a workshop run by the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and facilitated by the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

Online Valentine's Day campaign brings valuable support to Life for a Child

DKA awareness campaign

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when there is profound insulin deficiency. It frequently occurs at diagnosis and also in children and youth with diabetes if insulin is omitted, or if insufficient insulin is given at times of acute illness.

DKA results in vomiting, abdominal pain, flushed cheeks, acetone (sweet) smell on breath and dehydration with continued polyuria (excessive urination). Breathing at first is rapid and shallow and later deep sighing respirations (Kussmaul breathing). The level of consciousness decreases and coma and death can ensue.

LFAC poster campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) has developed a poster campaign to alert health professionals to the signs and symptoms of diabetes in order to make a swift diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment to save lives - championing the vision that no child should die of diabetes.

Indian cricket legend visits LFAC implementing partner

In December 2012, Mr Sunil Gavaskar, one of world cricket's finest open batsmen, visited the DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India, the IDF Life for a Child Programme's implementing partner in the country.

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The IDF Life for a Child Programme receives contributions and support from individual donors, industry partners and other organisations which enable the Programme to help more and more children with diabetes in developing countries to receive the clinical care and diabetes education they require to stay alive.

LFAC update: Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan in the spotlight

The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update - January 2013 - is now available for download, showcasing the programme's work in Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan.

Life for a Child is going from strength to strength with over 10,000 children in 41 countries currently being supported.

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Life for a Child receives welcome financial support from technology firm

The IDF Life for a Child Programme has received a welcome financial donation from the diabetes technology firm Timesulin, in support of the Programme’s work in Africa.

Timesulin co-founder and CEO, Mr John Sjölund, met Dr Ogle during the First IDF African Diabetes Congress in Tanzania in July 2012, and sought to contribute directly to Life for a Child’s wide range of activities with this thoughtful donation.

LFAC partner donates one million test strips to the Programme

As part of its World Diabetes Day 2012 celebrations, IDF Life for a Child Programme partner LifeScan, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, has generously donated one million test strips to children with diabetes in seven countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala) supported by the Programme.

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