Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) prevention posters
DKA occurs when there is profound insulin deficiency. It frequently occurs at diagnosis and also in children and youth with diabetes if insulin is omitted, or if insufficient insulin is given at times of acute illness.
It is likely that some children and youth in less-resourced countries, presenting for the first time in DKA, die undiagnosed. Presenting symptoms may be mis-diagnosed as more common illnesses such as pneumonia, gastroenteritis, malaria or typhoid. Even when the correct diagnosis is made, it is sometimes very late, and the child/youth can die, or suffer permanent cerebral damage.
The posters aim to increase awareness and alert health professionals and the public to the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes so the right diagnosis and swift treatment can be initiated so that NO CHILD DIES OF DIABETES.
The DKA prevention posters can be displayed in hospitals, community centres, churches and other common areas.
If your language is not available in the selection of posters below please email the education manager, Cecile Eigenmann at: