Medindia
Advertisement

In India, Free Insulin to be Given to Children Below 15 Years With Type 1 Diabetes

by Shirley Johanna on April 11, 2015 at 7:27 PM

In India, Free Insulin to be Given to Children Below 15 Years With Type 1 Diabetes
The Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) has decided to distribute free insulin among children below the age of 15 years across the country.

Type 1 diabetes among children and adolescents are on rise. It is reported that 10 to 15 children per 1,00,000 under the age of 15 years develop Type 1 diabetes every year.
Advertisement

Most of these children depend on insulin for survival and require insulin injections to keep their blood sugar level under control. RSSDI aims to control the fluctuating blood sugar levels by distributing free insulin. 

India is among one of the top countries in the world where the severity of diabetes is so high. Children as young as 3 to 4 years are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in India.
Advertisement

Dr S.V. Madhu, President of RSSDI, said, "We recognized that the number of children who depended on insulin for diabetes management is also vast. But the bigger problem that we noticed was that insulin was inaccessible to many children particularly due to its cost, which makes it unaffordable. Also, many states in the country do not provide free insulin putting children at more risks."

Children of states where government agencies are not able to provide free insulin will be benefited with this initiative. The decision was taken in a two-day national executive meet recently.

RSSDI will set up a national registry for identification of diabetic children who are deprived of insulin so that all those who are in need could benefit from its initiative.





Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes Diabetic Diet Otitis Media Diabetes - Essentials Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Insulin Delivery Devices Height and Weight-Kids Diabetes and Exercise Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine 

Recommended Reading
Diabetes - Foot Care
Valuable information on diabetic foot care, treatment and prevention....
Subset of Patients With Strong Response to Therapy Identified By ITN Type 1 Diabetes Study
Patients with type 1 diabetes treated with the monoclonal antibody teplizumab exhibit greater ......
A Key Factor in Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes Is Social Deprivation: Study
An independent risk factor for mortality in people with type 1 diabetes are the levels of social ......
Diabetes
A comprehensive article on diabetes - both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including : causes, signs, sy...
Diabetes - Essentials
Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by insulin deficiency that leads to high blood sugar levels a...
Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)
Self-Monitoring Of Blood Glucose (SMBG) is one of the greatest advancements in the management of Di...
Diabetes and Exercise
Regular exercise especially in type II diabetes not only helps reduce the sugar but also reduces the...
Diabetic Diet
The diabetic diet most often recommended is high in dietary fiber (especially soluble fiber) and nut...
Diabetic Retinopathy
The term ‘diabetic retinopathy’ refers to changes in the retina which often occur in people with ......
Insulin Delivery Devices
Insulin delivery devices have evolved drastically since their invention in 1922. They are all aimed ...
Otitis Media
Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is a common type of infection that may or may not accompany t...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use