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What Needs to Change?

Insulin to treat people living with diabetes has been available for over 90 years, but why aren't there generic alternatives available for people who must spend impossible percentages of their income on their insulin supply? 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

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