The aim of Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) program in India is to reduce child mortality, by breaking down the barriers that prevent children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries from receiving proper care.
In everything we do, we are committed to drive change for people affected by diabetes. CDiC program is a platform to create awareness and identify new avenues for improvement in management of type 1 diabetes in children which is one of the chronic disorders present in children. Diagnosis of diabetes in children not only is an immense shock for the child and their family, but also a huge economic burden for the parents. Insulin treatment is lifesaving & lifelong for each child with type 1 diabetes. This, combined with regular monitoring, disciplined diet & physical activity helps them lead a productive & healthy life. For many children with type 1 diabetes economic constraints results in limited access to insulin and other treatment required to live a normal life, often leading to early complications and untimely death. This is very common in underprivileged families as the cost of diabetes care exceeds the total family income and many families face the choice between food for whole family verses lifesaving drugs for one child. There is evidence that many children die shortly after diagnosis and those who eventually survive are poorly controlled and have poor quality of life.