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Help Preserve A Diabetic's Foot

Healthy Diabetic Feet

Diabetic foot ulcers are sores that occur on the feet of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They are the primary cause of hospital admissions for diabetics. About 15 percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers during their lifetime.

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Care In West Africa

For diabetic children in Mauritania, the annual cost of their diabetic supplies takes up most of their family's annual income, not to mention the additional cost of regular checkups and screenings. Without supplies, survival is in question.

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Help provide a child with diabetic test strips to save their life!

One of the most challenging aspects to diabetes care in developing countries is access to and cost of diabetes supplies. This is particularly true in the case of monitoring blood glucose, where self-testing is best conducted several times per day. Blood glucose meters, test strips and lancets are often an unaffordable expense for families living on or below the poverty line.

The Life for a Child Program (LFAC) assists disadvantaged children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in developing countries, providing insulin, diabetes supplies and support. Insulin injections are required several times per day in order to control the levels of glucose in their blood. To properly administer the correct amount of insulin needed, test strips must be used to determine the amount of glucose in their blood.

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