According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), lack of insulin is the most common cause of death in children with diabetes, and in many countries, the estimated life expectancy for a child who has just developed the condition is less than a year.
To help change that, Partnering for Diabetes Change is continuing its annual “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign, which raises awareness for the IDF’s “Life for a Child” program. This program provides the “life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.”
To participate in the campaign, simply purchase one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to Life for a Child.
For more information, visit the Spare a Rose, Save a Child page.
This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.