Diabetic children in Ukraine describe themselves as suffering with diabetes.
In America we say we live with diabetes. We have access to high quality insulin,
education, and treatment for complications. The reality is much different in Ukraine.
Diabetics are offered U-40 insulin free of charge from the government;
but must pay impossible prices for U-100 imported insulin.
Few education clinics exist.
It is not uncommon for a child in the village to develop a complication and
not receive emergency medical care in time.
However, since 1990 through the efforts of the Ukrainian Diabetes Project
there is hope. We are seeing transformation each year.
We are seeing diabetic children smiling, no longer “suffering” from diabetes.
Their attitudes are changing. Their health is improving.
Our vision, through direct diabetes education, is to improve diabetes
health care in Ukraine, to help them change their attitude about the outcome
of living with diabetes, to help them gain access to high quality health care,
and to end the needless premature deaths of children with diabetes in Ukraine.
Please review this site. We would like the opportunity to show you the difference
we can make in a child’s life.