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Is The ‘World’ Missing From ‘World Diabetes Day’?

Is The ‘World’ Missing From ‘World Diabetes Day’?

Since 1991, November 14th has been known as World Diabetes Day, but I wonder if World Diabetes Day this year will serve to raise awareness about the biggest global problem that people with diabetes are facing – access to insulin, supplies, and education? Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Haiti

Interview: Diabetes in Haiti

Widny is determined to make life better for people with diabetes in Haiti. He says, ‘’As a Young Leader, I would like to promote prevention of diabetes, help to establish centers where people can find clear information, strengthen health systems to increase health care related to diabetes and, finally, shed light on the need to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.’’ Read more

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in Canada

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in Canada

Living with type 1 in Canada I would say is fairly comfortable. After seeing and hearing stories at the International Diabetes Federation conference, I think that as Canadians we take a lot for granted... Read more

Interview: Insulin for Life

I was excited to hear first-hand how the programme started, what it does, and its potential to help more and more people who do not have access to or cannot afford insulin and diabetes supplies. Read more

Interview: Life for a Child

In my quest for finding organizations that help type 1 diabetics around the world, Life for a Child was one of the first programmes that I discovered which fit that bill perfectly. A project by the International Diabetes Federation, Life for a Child was only... Read more

Interview : The Pendsey Trust

It’s a small world, and the diabetes world especially can be even smaller than we think sometimes. Each day a new connection leads me to further connect with more amazing people doing amazing things for diabetes. Read more

Diabetes Dangers and Cultural Misconceptions

We've all heard the tired old comments such as “My grandma/grandpa has diabetes so I know exactly how you feel!”, or “Doesn't diabetes mean you can’t eat sugar?” While we know some of this information may be based in certain experiences or knowledge, the reality is that many people are simply misinformed... Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Nigeria

Poor knowledge and awareness of type 1 diabetes in Nigeria, especially among mothers, makes it difficult to explain what is wrong with children when symptoms of type 1 are demonstrated. "Most parents also fail to follow-up after treatment with a high level of non-compliance to insulin use...'' Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Pakistan

Sana wants to tackle the ever-growing problems that diabetics face in Pakistan, such as negative social pressures, lack of acceptance, and lack of diabetes awareness and education. Read more