Diabetes charter lays out treatment rights

By Editor
11th November 2016
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A charity which calls for insulin and other vital diabetes supplies to be made available for everyone with diabetes has launched a new Charter.

T1 International’s Type 1 Diabetes Access Charter outlines five rights that people with type 1 diabetes should have as part of the global campaign World Diabetes Day.

These include:

  1. The right to insulin
  2. The right to manage blood sugar
  3. The right to diabetes education
  4. The right to healthcare
  5. The right to live a life free from discrimination

The Charter was created to take a stand against the lack of access to life saving essentials that people with type 1 diabetes around the world face every day.

The organisation said around the world there are currently millions of people with type 1 diabetes who are dying because they cannot afford or get hold of insulin, supplies, education and treatment.

Elizabeth Rowley of T1International said: “We hope that this Charter will signed and shared widely, and that it will influence the actions of governments and organisations so that policies can be changed and the rights of people with type 1 diabetes can be prioritised.”

The Charter is now available to be signed any time, although T1International hopes people will think about the global diabetes issues on World Diabetes Day which is Monday, November 14.

Translations of the Charter and a corresponding letter for politicians will be available in Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and other languages.

The Charity’s vision is a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes – no matter where they live – has everything they need to survive.

T1International works towards adequate access to insulin, diabetes supplies, medical care and education for all people living with type 1 diabetes.

The organisation does this by raising awareness, campaigning and collaborating with existing initiatives, and supporting individuals and organisations on the ground that are working to make life better for people with type 1 diabetes.

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