Blue Smiles is a platform that aims to share information and educate people about diabetes and oral health through social networks. In addition, the project includes professional research to continue generating knowledge in these areas, especially in type 1 diabetes and dentistry.
Natalia is now in the conception of her new project. She is working towards generating an identity for the educational platform and is actively searching for content on diabetes and oral health.

Starting execution date: July 1, 2018

The project will organise patient-centric diabetes educational awareness activities focusing on eye care, as well as regular follow-ups. Along with educational sessions, the camps will ensure free blood sugar testing and teach the right way to identify the early symptoms of diabetes.

The project will also propose other healthcare activities and encourage lifestyle modifications to prevent blindness linked to diabetes.

Kush will work collaboratively with his member association (Diabetic Association of India), ophthalmology doctors, diabetologists and approach the government to ensure a try gain a subsidy for expenditure related to the cost of eye and retinal treatments.

In June, a screening and management camp was organized at Rajkot for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, supported by Dr. Kush Patel.

Starting execution date: January 1, 2018

One of the recommendations for a good quality of life and good glycemic control is to practice physical activities. Besides generating enjoyment and happiness, physical exercise can provide motivation for diabetes management. Football can become an aid to achieve the goals expected during diabetes management. People with diabetes will gather on a monthly basis during four months to practice sports and exchange experiences on diabetes management. There will be football-training sessions for youths and adults between the ages of 18 and 40 in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Starting execution date: May 26, 2018

Many studies have shown that the lack of physical activity (alongside other factors) can result in the development of type 2 diabetes. As a passionate cyclist, Uros has experienced the many physical and mental benefits of regular physical activity. He took part in the mHealth Grand Tour in 2015 alongside more than 50 athletes with diabetes from around the world in a 10-day cycling adventure from Brussels to Geneva. Inspired by this event he will be organising multiple one-day events in six cities in Serbia during the summer of 2019. Alongside this sporting event, there will be short lectures/discussions before and after the ride in each city, focusing on the importance of physical activity in diabetes treatment and prevention. These events will also provide an opportunity to promote the work of the Diabetes Association of Serbia, the International Diabetes Federation and the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme.

Uros has now presented the project to the board of directors and the Assembly of the Diabetes Association of Serbia. He spoke to representatives of local associations, expecting their support in implementing the project. The project got approved for implementation in 2019.

Starting execution date: June 20, 2019

Diabetes Camp Together is a four-day diabetes camp for adults with diabetes and their partners, which focuses on everyday management of diabetes, coping strategies, the psychological impact of diabetes on the partners of people with diabetes, and hypoglycaemia management. During the camp, there will be various sports activities including guidance on how to adjust treatment during exercise. There will also be workshops on hypoglycaemia (including practical training of glucagon administration), diabetes technology – continuous sensors, alarm fatigue, insulin pump FAQ, nutrition and meal management with diabetes.

Klara is now collecting feedback from the attendees and evaluating the effectiveness of the camp.

Starting execution date: April 18, 2018

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