Aditi, Divit and Faiyaz – India

The diagnosis of a child with diabetes can be scary and overwhelming for families anywhere in the world. Imagine having three children in one family, all diagnosed at a young age. This is what happened to a family in Indore, India.


They are a farming family on a very low income, so having three children places a considerable burden both financially and emotionally. This is where Life for a Child and The Radiance Clinic come in. We send diabetes supplies to the clinic where Dr. Sandeep and his team keep a close eye on the family.

Shivani, a diabetes educator and dietitian tells us, Divit being the eldest takes care of his both brother and sister. Not only does he puts his insulin and check sugar by himself, he does the same for both his brother and sister. We have given separate glucometers, strips and lancets to all the 3, and he takes well care to keep each one's kit separately.

Aditi is 10 years old, Divit is 13 and Faiyaz 7, the photo above left shows the family at the clinic receiving supplies in January 2016 and the photos below show them a year later, at the beginning of February 2017. They are persevering with the constancy of diabetes and doing well.

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