Diabetes Overseas Aid Fund

Diabetes Overseas Aid Fund

Cause Area: Overseas Aid and Development

Country: Australia

Website: lifeforachildusa.org


Mission Statement

No child should die of diabetes.

Description

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring daily insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, education, and specialist healthcare.Access to this life-saving treatment is often difficult, and sometimes impossible, to achieve in less-resourced countries. Without support, many young people die soon after being diagnosed. Those who survive develop complications, such as eye damage and kidney failure.This is where Life for a Child steps in:We partner with diabetes centers in lower-income countries to provide young people with:- Insulin and syringes- Blood glucose monitoring equipment and test strips- Clinical care- HbA1c testing- Diabetes education, workshops, camps, resources- Support for health professionalsThrough these partnerships, we are supporting over 18,500 young people living with type 1 diabetes.In some of the countries where we work, we have the resources to help every diagnosed child. With your support, we can achieve this in all 41, and extend the program to help others in need (there is a waiting list for support).
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