Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease that brings with it a number of implications and care involving not only in the patient, but mobilizes family and people close to him. The impact on the treatment of diabetes and its complications, in both public and private health system, are very expressive
The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme supports the provision of the best possible healthcare, given local circumstances, to all children and youth with diabetes in developing countries, through the strengthening of diabetes services in these countries.
In 2013 Dr Veronica Sawicki, an alumnus of the 2010 Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, helped set up a diabetes clinic in Sierra Leone, a country where access to diabetes care is severely limited. Here Veronica describes the challenges of setting up the clinic, the progress made and plans for