By danderma | July 29, 2012
There are beautiful innocent children in this world who suffer from Diabetes type I. In their case, their diet must be closely monitored and insulin must be injected into their bodies in regular intervals. Modern science has provided those children with something called “insulin pumps” which is a device that is attached to the child at all times and pumps insulin into their bodies, kinda like an artificial pancreas outside the body if you think about it.
Insulin pumps saves children and their families a lot of pain and effort. Sadly, not everyone can afford an insulin pump. Each pump costs up to 2500 KD for the device and 500 KD a year for consumables. Only 10% of diabetic Kuwaiti kids have access to such pumps and we have a rate of 22.3% type 1 diabetic kids percentage, ranking us the 7th in such illness occurrance worldwide.
I was always under the belief that the health care system would provide such advanced pumps for the diabetic kids, free of charge. Apparently I am mistaken. How can you help those kids get an insulin pump that would change their lives? By donating!
This donation campaign is organized with Businesses Supporting Charities (BSC), a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between businesses and charities that has teamed up with the Kuwaiti Red Crescent and the Dasman Diabetes Institute and its first project is raising the funds to provide insulin pumps for children with type 1 diabetes in Kuwait. For more information you can email BSC on OrgBSC@gmail.com , check their facebook page (link) or follow them on Twitter (@BSCorg).