Our Work

Major activities under CDiC  project India

  

Objectives

To strengthen the capacity of the health care system in the cities involved in the programme to diagnose and treat diabetes in children

What we have done
  • 21 Centers and 45 satellite centers across India with leading Doctors taking care of > 4000 children with type1 diabetes from poor families
  • Free Insulin , syringes, glucometer, strips, monitoring , doctor consultation and education for children.
  • These children receive regular follow up in a child friendly environment for their care
Benefits
  • The program has seen many positive outcomes since its launch in 2011.
  • Although Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented but it can be managed  and through this program , it has been possible for many children with type 1 diabetes to lead a normal life.
What we can do

The implementation of the program over the last 5 years in the 21 centers across the country, has given us excellent learning & insights on the key areas of care for these children with type1 diabetes. We can help you with knowledge sharing in establishing type 1 centres in your city.


For More information, you can write to us at cdicindia@novonordisk.com

Objectives

To sensitize key stakeholders and strengthen the attention required  by children having type 1 diabetes focused towards creating solution towards diagnosis, diabetes management and social acceptance.

What we have done
  • Two national level advocacy programs  and conduction of world diabetes day and world health day programs in every center to get the attention of the Government & policy makers on type1 diabetes.
  • School campaign which included emailer campaign , poster campaign and talks by experts in various schools on type 1 diabetes have been conducted
  • Advertorial series about type 1 diabetes have been released in leading newspapers and magazines which included a series of 22 advertorials in week magazine.
Benefits
  • We have seen more acceptance and happy families as a result of awareness creation among the general public and special groups
  • Creating advocacy platform for the healthcare professionals, public officials, policy makers & Government has helped us to make them aware of specific needs of children with type1 diabetes.
What we can do

The implementation of the program has given us excellent learning & insights on the sensitive issues while creating  awareness about  type1 diabetes. We can help you with knowledge sharing  for teachers and schools  and also debugging myths about type 1 diabetes.
 
For More information, you can write to us at cdicindia@novonordisk.com

Objectives

To enhance the capabilities of health care professionals which includes both primary care physicians and other paramedical professionals  in diagnosis & treatment of children with type 1 diabetes.

What we have done
  • >7000 Doctors and Paramedical staff trained through type1 diabetes workshops
  • > 2000 books and 2000 CD’s of ISPAD book on type1 management given
  • Handbook for Diabetes Educators and Nurse Educators with support of all CDiC center heads made and distributed.
  • “Misti Guardian”, a bi yearly newsletter is launched  on focusing on the parents and educators who care for children with type 1 DM
  • A specialized CME module for diabetes educators made.
Benefits
  • Improve access and better outcomes in regard to health care facilities for children with type 1 diabetes
  • Increase in interest among medical fraternity while dealing with children with type 1 diabetes
What we can do

The implementation of the program has given us excellent learning & insights on training health care professionals which include diabetes educators on management of  type1 diabetes. We can help you with modules for training if you want to conduct one such training on managing type 1 diabetes in your clinic or hospital or let you know if any such training is happening near your place.
 
For More information, you can write to us at cdicindia@novonordisk.com

Objectives

To increase awareness on self-management among children & their family as diabetes management is 24x7 and there is replacement to diabetes education. In fact for best results it’s essential that the children learn to manage themselves at the earliest.

What we have done
  • 400 children camps reaching out >17000 children.  Basics of management of diabetes in day to day life  viz., self-injection techniques, injection site selection, technique for drawing the insulin from the vials, awareness about hypoglycemia, managing simple hypoglycemia’s, knowing what are the essentials while travelling, at school , during holidays , while in parties  or examination etc., are discussed during these camps.
  • Innovative patient education material like NOTTI doll, Mishti books & video, Snakes & ladders, Make a healthy change, Make your own plate poster, HbA1c calculator, Hypo Kit, Diabetes Foot, “Door Knob Hanger  and healthy eating plate are made and distributed to all the participating children during these programs.
  • Most of these inputs, are made available in 10 Indian languages.  There are many such education materials .Given below is the list of few such educative children materials;
  • Novo Nordisk Teaches to Take Insulin (NOTTI): A soft toy which demonstrates insulin sites selection and helps in learning self-injection. The target population are people who need insulin and healthcare professionals for education purpose.
  • Make your own plate: This educational material is made on physical demonstration of a plate containing balance diet and exchange of various food items within each category. The target population is all people with diabetes, healthcare professionals for education purpose and general public.
  • HbA1C wheel and chart: It is educative monitor which helps in understanding average blood glucose levels from HbA1c value and thus diabetes control for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals.
  • Posters on diabetes awareness and management: Pictorial representation of key aspects of diabetes prevention and management. Example:Know your symptoms, Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia.
  • Visual aid binder: detailing on the basics of diabetes and its management made for use of the Diabetes nurse educators while they are interacting with the children their parents & siblings or other relatives.
  • Diabetes Educators Handbook: It is a book meant to help educators for management of type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and guardian.
  • MISHTI: Means “sweet” in Hindi, it is series of story books and video of a little girl with type 1 diabetes. It touches
  • multiple aspects of living with type 1 diabetes like, basics of diabetes management, attending a party, while travelling and sick day rules.
  • Know about carbohydrates: It is a leaflet prepared to give understanding about carbohydrates in Indian context.
  • Snakes & Ladders: It’s a board game to understand both good and bad habits for healthy life with and without diabetes
Benefits
  • Smiling confidant children and happy families
  • It has been a wonderful to see how well these children learn what is being taught to them for managing their diabetes well.
What we can do

We can help you with soft and hard copies of all the education material , tools and games as per availability when a child is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or if you want to conduct children diabetes education camp at your clinic or hospital.
 
For More information, you can write to us at cdicindia@novonordisk.com


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When you / your child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, what was the best source of information on living with diabetes?
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Social media networks
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