Changing Diabetes®  in Children is a public-private partnership, established in 2009 to improve access to care and life-saving medicine and supplies for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes living in low-resource settings.

On this page, you can learn more about the positive impact the partnership is making. 

If you are a doctor, nurse or a parent, you can also explore our education, training and clinic materials

Global map of the 14 countries enrolled in the programme

Changing Diabetes® in Children is a Public-Private Partnership established in 2009 to improve access to care and life-saving medicine and supplies for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes living in low- and middle-income countries.

Changing Diabetes® in Children consolidates national efforts to address local barriers to healthcare, supporting ministries of health in developing comprehensive diabetes care solutions together with national diabetes associations and other implementing partners.

Treating type 1 diabetes requires comprehensive care (WHO, 2016). Changing Diabetes® in Children is structured around three quality components aimed at building a holistic care system – from patient education and advocacy to training healthcare professionals and helping establish national clinics – along with the provision of insulin and medical supplies.

Changing Diabetes® in Children started in 2009 with a strong ambition to improve the capacity of healthcare systems and reach 10,000 children with type 1 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries in five years.

By 2020, we have reached 28,296 children and aim to reach a total of 100,000 vulnerable children and adolescents by 2030. 

Patient handout booklet
The patient handout booklet provides diabetes education support for both children living with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Choose your preferred language and download the guidelines: 

Available languages:

Amharic  (6 MB) 

Arabic (Sudanese) (22MB)

English  (5 MB) 

French  (5 MB)

Swahili  (5 MB)

Healthcare professional manual
It is our hope that it will be of great use to all healthcare professionals working with children and adolescents with diabetes in developing countries. 

The training manual supports education and training on important type 1 diabetes topics, including: 

  • Diagnosing type 1 diabetes in children
  • Treating type 1 diabetes
  • Talking to patients about type 1 diabetes 
  • The organisation of type 1 diabetes care

Available languages:

English (3 MB)

French  (3 MB)

Hindi  (4 MB)

Spanish (18MB)


Nurses’ Guideline booklet
 
The Nurses’ Guideline booklet shows how to use the diabetes dialogue posters. Based on advice from practitioners, it is suggested to use the materials together with the child over a span of visits.

Choose your preferred language and download the guidelines: 

Available languages:

English  (5 MB) 

French  (5 MB)

Swahili  (5 MB)

Educational wall posters
The programme’s educational wall posters help to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and highlight some of the important messages about living with type 1 diabetes.

Choose from four different posters:

  • What is type 1 diabetes? 
  • The food pyramid
  • The signs of type 1 diabetes 
  • Where on the body to inject insulin?

Choose your preferred language and download the wall posters:

Amharic  (4 MB)

English  (3 MB)

French  (3 MB) 

Swahili  (1 MB) 


Diabetes dialogue poster

The diabetes dialogue poster is aimed for children aged 8-12. The poster contains a set of 17 dialogue visuals developed for use in a diabetes clinic to support the conversation between the healthcare professional, the child and the child's family or guardian.

The poster covers questions like:

  • Why do I need insulin? 
  • How much insulin should I take
  • Where do I inject it? How can I measure my blood glucose
  • What is hypo- and hyperglycaemia?
  • How to recognise them? 

Choose your preferred language and download the poster:

Amharic  (6 MB) 

English  (6 MB)

French  (6 MB)

Swahili  (6 MB)