The Insulin Bank (IB), was inaugurated in 1998 to help children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). We are also compiling a National Registry for T1DM person where there are over 660 persons registered to date.
At present the IB provides a total care package to approximately 400 less fortunate persons with the illness from all over the country free of charge. The service provided includes regular blood glucose assessment at monthly visits, 3 monthly HbA1c and annual assessment for complications, supply of best quality human insulin, home glucose monitoring machines and strips, counseling, nutritional and financial support for medical procedures due to complications. This project is funded by generous donations received from the general public and the DASL.
Currently DASL has initiated 2 programmes to improve the lives and care of these youngsters.
Two residential leadership training camps for Type 1 diabetes youngsters
Two camps were organised in July 2014 and 2015 to bringing this small community of person together. The enhancement of self worth seen through sharing and caring of these youngsters is phenomenal. The new bonds of friendships have widened their horizons and we find that they are able to cope better with their illness. 45 T1DM youngsters participated in these training camps.
Nature Lover's Overnight Leadership Camp - 2014
Heritage Overnight Leadership Camp - 2015
Creation of a network of Young Leaders in Diabetes
Creation of a network of Young Leaders in Diabetes [YLDs] is a follow up on the Leadership Training Camps. The club house is the National Diabetes Centre where they meet frequently to organise social service project for the less fortunate persons in the community.