Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring daily insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, education and specialist health care.
Access to this life-saving treatment is often difficult, and sometimes impossible, to achieve in less-resourced countries. Without support, many young people die soon after being diagnosed. Those who survive develop serious complications, such as eye damage and kidney failure.
Life for a Child is an International Diabetes Federation programme, with the vision: No child should die of diabetes