Life with diabetes is complicated.
Access to vital insulin, diabetes supplies and medical care should not be.
We are a non-profit run by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes for people with type 1 diabetes.
We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes – no matter where they live – has everything they need to survive and achieve their dreams.
We support local communities by giving them the tools they need to stand up for their rights so that access to insulin and diabetes supplies becomes a reality for all.
It is our priority to be able to speak out and push for change, so we do not accept money from pharmaceutical companies or any other body that we feel might influence our ability to do this. We will always be transparent about where our money comes from and what we spend it on.
At present, we operate on a relatively small budget which comes mainly from individual donations and Trusts, Foundations and grant-making organizations.
According to the WHO, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes around the world as of 2014. The same report notes that separate global estimates of diabetes prevalence for type 1 and type 2 do not exist. This lack of data around type 1 diabetes in and of itself is a big problem.
Some approximations say that more than 40 million people around the world live with type 1 diabetes. A large proportion of people with diabetes live in places with inadequate healthcare, which means there are likely hundreds of thousands of people (or more) facing death due to lack of insulin.