Sarah Rubia Nunes Baptista

Sarah Rubia Nunes Baptista from Brazil is the mother of a 7 year-old boy with type 1 diabetes. Following the initial shock of her son's diagnosis, Sarah started her own blog - "Eu, meu filho e o Diabetes" (Me, My son and Diabetes) - through which she was able to meet many other families of children with diabetes in the country.

Together they support each other and organise meetings and events to promote the rights of children living with the disease, especially those that have difficulties accessing the care and supplies that they require to manage their diabetes effectively. Sarah's blog and Facebook page provide valuable forums to exchange information and share experiences to improve the quality of life of children with diabetes in Brazil.