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Next to diabetes

People with diabetes and their caregivers have an important story to tell. “Next to diabetes” is documentary series about type 1 diabetes in children and caring for a child with type 1 diabetes. With the documentary series we offer a glimpse inside the lives of three children from India and their caregivers. We follow the ups and downs, the laughter and tears – and learn more about what it’s like to be next to diabetes.


Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes

A type 1 diabetes diagnosis can leave you shaken. Even more so if your child is diagnosed with diabetes. In such a situation, it's essential to understand that it is no one's fault. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, irrespective of shape and size. In case of children and diabetes, their caregivers play an essential part in their lives, whether they be friends and family, doctors, or next of kin. Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes on a physical and mental level is especially important for children who need the help of people around them to cope with everyday life.

There’s more to come

The first episode of “Next to diabetes” which takes place in India is the first of more episodes to come. Upcoming episodes are taking place in other countries, but the theme remains:  It’s about type 1 diabetes in children and the important role of their caregivers. The purpose of the series is to inspire caregivers all over the world and shed a light on the important role they play.

We couldn’t have done it alone

In the first episode of “Next to diabetes” series, we collaborated with Novo Nordisk’s “Changing Diabetes in Children” initiative: A public-private partnership established in 2009. The partnership provides comprehensive care for children and young people living with type 1 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. This includes free life-saving medicine and supplies for persons up to 25 years of age. In the series, Doctor Vani who is part of the “Changing Diabetes in Children” initiative shows us the importance of doctors as caregivers in the lives of children with type 1 diabetes.

Read more about the initiative here.

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