Putting the World in World Diabetes Day

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A charity partnership called The Access Alliance wants to raise awareness about life with Type 1 diabetes around the globe.

Many people living with Type 1 diabetes struggle to survive because they cannot afford their insulin or keep it cool, for example. Others do not have access to blood glucose test strips or other essential diabetes management tools.

Although World Diabetes Day began in 1991 in order to draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world we feel that the spirit of the day has been somewhat lost. We believe World Diabetes Day should be used to raise awareness of the most pressing diabetes issues. We want to inspire action within the diabetes and global community to find sustainable solutions to these life and death issues for people living with diabetes worldwide. So if you havent already, submit your image now!

What is the Access Alliance?

The Access Alliance is a charity partnership fighting for access to healthcare, education, insulin and medical supplies for all people living with Type 1 diabetes worldwide. We believe that everyone with diabetes has the right to these things and deserves the chance to live a healthy and happy life.

Who is in the Alliance?

Two organisations called The Pendsey Trust and T1International are partners in the Alliance. If your organisation is interested in joining, please contact us.