The diabetes online community provides support for those who are a part of it. We cheer each other up and on, lend advice, create friendships and so much more. We are people helping people live better with diabetes. I speak about the power of the DOC all of the time, it's staggering to witness it's reach and impact. It's helped me more times than I can count and I bet it's helped you too.
A few thoughtful folks in the DOC got together recently and began to wonder who else our community could help. How far can our love reach, can it extend beyond my twitter feed, past our FaceBook pages? Can the power of the DOC touch a child in a country that is an ocean away? I think it can. I'd bet on us any day of the week. So please take a moment, read on and find out where and how your love will be used to save a child with diabetes.
What is the International Diabetes Federation's Life of a Child Program (from the IDF website)
Donations to the IDF Life for a Child Programme are carefully directed to key areas of diabetes care and management so that established paediatric diabetes centres and associations can provide the best possible care, given local circumstances, to all children and youth with diabetes in developing countries.
Just $1 a day provides a child with:
- regular insulin
- quality blood glucose monitoring equipment (meter, strips, lancets)
- essential clinical care
- up-to-date diabetes education materials
- specialised diabetes training for medical staff
“The scope of what needs to be done is vast. Diabetes management is complex. While the first step is getting access to insulin, it needs to be followed up with education on managing diabetes, extending sustained care and also improving the quality of care. This takes both time and ongoing resources, so donations such as yours are crucial to the success and longevity of the Life for a Child Programme. Thank you for your contribution.”
Dr Graham Ogle, LFAC General Manager.
Please consider making a one dollar donation to the IDF's Life For A Child program right now by clicking on this link and join the DOC in their Valentine's Day effort to Spare a Rose and Save a Child. Give the one you love eleven roses this year and then send the money you save to a child that desperately needs insulin.
Please share this page with the DOC and beyond. Then write about Life For A Child on your blog, FaceBook wall or twitter feed. Click here for more information on how you can help. Let's take this DOC thing out for a spin and really find out what it can do!