To survive and live a full life, everyone with type 1 diabetes has the right to the following:
Everyone should have enough affordable insulin and syringes.
Everyone should be able to test their blood sugar levels regularly.
Everyone should be able to understand their condition, including adjusting insulin dosages and diet.
Everyone should have hospital care in the case of emergencies and ongoing specialist care from a professional who understands type 1 diabetes.
No one should be subject to any form of discrimination or prejudice because they have type 1 diabetes.
Both individuals and organisations that support the cause can sign.
This Charter is used to bolster type 1 diabetes advocacy efforts worldwide. It shows the world that there are many voices united in support of these rights. It is also used to influence the actions of governments and organizations so that policies can be changed and the rights of people with type 1 diabetes can be prioritized.
To us, affordable means that the cost of buying that item does not impact your ability to pay for other essentials like food, shelter or education. A health condition is already stressful enough and the cost of insulin and supplies should not make life with diabetes more difficult.
1. Download the PDF version to print out and send or bring to your local or national politicians.
2. Download the corresponding template letter and personalize it. Print it out and use it when bringing or sending the Charter to people in power.
Please tell us about what you did. Also, please keep us updated on any response you received so that we can share this with others and publicize it if appropriate.