Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)
Editor: Elizabeth Snouffer (USA)

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: March 2016
Section: Diabetes views

Thriving, not just surviving

Last update: 15/03/2017

Until recently, survival rates for children with diabetes in many African countries were dismal – few survived to adulthood. Now, due to dedicated efforts of local centers, supported by IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) and other programmes, this situation is happily changing. Numbers are rapidly rising in various countries. But what happens when these young people age-out of these programmes, which by necessity have age limits as otherwise they cannot support newly-diagnosed children? Most government health services can’t yet provide the insulin and other supplies needed at an affordable cost. The young adult must purchase them, and often they simply can’t afford them.

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