Beyond Type 1 and a Child’s Life sheds light on the state of Type 1 Diabetes in Rwanda

“It is important for us to raise awareness of the incredible impact that Life for a Child has on young people with T1D in underfunded countries like Rwanda,” said Marianne GomezVice President of International Markets at Beyond Type 1. “Everyone deserves access to the life-saving care needed to manage diabetes. We are proud to have partnered with Life for a Child, and we hope that by telling this story and leveraging our online community, we can inspire people to take action.”

Managing type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease, is difficult and requires access to medical care, supplies, support and education. The best health outcomes are facilitated by consistent access to healthcare professionals trained in diabetes and affordable access to insulin and blood glucose monitoring devices, a privilege granted to few in the world. . For people like Ineza and Rebeka, managing their diabetes depends on receiving basic supplies through local diabetes organizations that survive on donor support.

“We aim to create a world where children with type 1 diabetes can thrive, regardless of their circumstances,” said Dr. Graham Ogle, CEO of Life for a Child. All donations to Life for a Child have an impact, and just $16 can provide a young person with life-saving insulin and supplies for a month.

Type 1 diabetes makes the body unable to produce insulin, which is the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, our body cannot use the sugar in our bloodstream as the energy needed to survive. People with type 1 diabetes should carefully monitor their blood sugar levels and their daily insulin dose.

To learn more, view photos and videos and read the full story of those living with type 1 diabetes in Rwanda, go to The site is also available in Spanish and English.

About Beyond Type 1
Beyond Type 1 is a non-profit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. By leveraging the power of social media and technology, Beyond Type 1 empowers people to live well today and support a better tomorrow. Through peer support programs, global campaigns and digital platforms, Beyond Type 1 unites the global diabetes community across type 1 and type 2 diabetes, helping to change what it means to live with a chronic disease. . Founders + Leadership supports operational expenses so that 100% of every dollar raised directly supports the most promising global efforts and programs to educate, advocate and cure type 1 diabetes.

About the life of a child
Life for a Child’s vision statement is: No child should die of diabetes. It’s a clear aspiration, but the challenges faced by people with type 1 diabetes are anything but simple. And this is especially true in underfunded countries where access to care is limited and the physical, emotional and financial burdens of illness can be overwhelming. Type 1 diabetes has no known cause or known cure. But what we do know is that managing it definitely improves life. And that by supporting us, you can help make that difference. Life for a Child currently supports 34,000 young people in 44 countries. We provide essential supplies including insulin, syringes and blood glucose monitoring equipment. We produce accessible educational materials for children, families and healthcare workers, and help build the skills of local healthcare professionals. And we undertake research that helps us and others to advocate for positive change. In all areas, we encourage sustainability by working with established clinics and hospitals, as well as with some governments. Our ultimate goal is to become redundant. But until then, we will stop at nothing to help you.

Media Contact
Kim Pace
[email protected]

SOURCE Beyond Type 1

Edward K. Thompson