Insulin for Life (IFL) is a non-profit organisation that collects donations of in-date surplus insulin, test strips and other diabetes supplies and sends these to developing countries in need. IFL works directly with Life for a Child in Ecuador, Maldives and Uzbekistan.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:59
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 10:00
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:18
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 10:17
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 17:21
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.