Did you Know
India ranks second in the world after China in terms of number of people with Diabetes and every fifth child with Type 1 Diabetes in the world is an Indian (81,400 Type 1 patients South Asia between 0-14; IDF Atlas)
Did you Know
Type 2 Diabetes which normally occurs in adults is increasingly affecting children due to unhealthy lifestyle.
Did you Know
A Chennai based study suggests that one out of every four patients with Type 2 Diabetes is diagnosed before the age of 15 years.
Did you Know
Awareness about Diabetes in India is low; around 25% of urban Indian have not even heard of Diabetes.

Lead Cause

  • Obesity is a growing problem which is driving the increase in Type 2 diabetes. India is 3rd most obese country in the world and obesity among adolescents (13-18 years) has grown from 16% to 29% over the last 5 years.
  • Childhood obesity is a growing issue due to change in lifestyle such as calorie-rich diet and lack of exercise.

The Solution

There are two key areas that need to be addressed in the area of diabetes in children.

  • Help children with Type 1 overcome social stigmas and myths, as well as create an environment that is supportive, without discrimination in schools.
  • Increase awareness about child obesity and Diabetes to help prevent Type II diabetes.

Our Role

KIDS program is committed to foster a school environment that creates a better understanding of diabetes and supports children with diabetes.

  • Foster a safe and supportive school environment for children with diabetes to manage their diabetes and avoid discrimination.
  • Raise awareness of diabetes and the benefits of healthy diets and physical activities among school-age children.

Major Topics Covered Under KIDS Program

The KIDs program will cover key topics in the area of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

  • Information on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Hypo- and Hyperglycemia.
  • Healthy lifestyle.
  • Diabetes management plan.
  • Guidelines for management of children with diabetes in schools.