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COVID-19 Diabetes Supplies Coalition (CDSC)

How we are overcoming challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a multitude of impacts on the provision of diabetes care in every country.

There are various likely challenges for less-resourced countries:

1. Immediate impacts from lockdowns – food insecurity and lack of supplies and care due to movement limitations and loss of income; lack of specific information on COVID-19 and diabetes; and risk of diabetic ketoacidosis or hypoglycaemia

2. Need for accurate information for people with diabetes and health professionals

See the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance resource here

Santé Diabète has developed a COVID-19 Diabetes Response Strategy for Mali. It is useful for diabetes organizations, people with diabetes, and health professionals. View in: English / Français

3. Interruptions to current shipments of insulin and other supplies due to limited flights and government shutdowns

4. Economic damage resulting in cuts to government health budgets, reducing or delaying insulin orders and other expenditures

In response, Life for a Child and JDRF have assembled the COVID-19 Diabetes Supplies Coalition (CDSC).

The CDSC is an agile group of like-minded organisations aiming to:

  • Identify shortages of insulin and other essential diabetes supplies, and other impacts on diabetes care, that result from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Mobilise support and share best practices so that these needs can be met as well as possible.

If you are aware of any needs or would like to express an interest in joining this coalition, please contact us.

If you would like to make a donation to help Life for a Child’s efforts in supporting young people through the COVID-19 crisis, please click here.

Life for a Child USA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization EIN 47-4901579.

Diabetes Overseas Aid Fund T/A Life for a Child is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Life for a Child is managed by Diabetes Australia.

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