Novo Nordisk Education Foundation to support Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Hyderabad, September 8 : Novo Nordisk Education Foundation has launched a pan India Diabetes programme – Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) – with the objective of giving children below the poverty line access to comprehensive diabetes care and management.
Novo Nordisk Education Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1998 with the purpose of increasing diabetes awareness. NNEF aims to provide comprehensive education in diabetes and other healthcare issues by bridging the knowledge gap.

According to an estimate, worldwide there are over 4.40 lakh children under the age of 15 years with Type I Diabetes. Childhood diabetes has a high mortality rate in developing countries. The available evidence suggests that many children with type 1 diabetes die even before they have been diagnosed because of the lack of diagnostic facilities, as symptoms of diabetes in children resemble symptoms of common acute medical conditions encountered in many least developed countries

In an attempt to address this critical gap in the management of Diabetes in India,
This first of its kind programme in India aims to reach over 2500 kids with Type I diabetes from underprivileged families over the next two years. The programme was launched by Former President of India and scientist APJ Abdul Kalam in the presence of children with Type I Diabetes.

Source: Press Release

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