Thomas Seeleuthner: A Special Visit to Mahosot Hospital

A few weeks ago I visited Mahosot Hospital in the capital city of Laos to meet a two-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was strange to think that 15 years ago I was in a similar situation on the other side of the world.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September 2003 when I was 11 years old. Even though it was a long time ago in my native France, I remember the initial fear surrounding how and why I was going to have to inject insulin into myself several times a day for the rest of my life.

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A4D Sponsored Doctors: Training and Development

In collaboration with the leading medical school in Thailand, Action4Diabetics supported a four-week training course for Doctors on the essential skills in diagnosis and management of Type 1 Diabetes.

The Five Doctors, from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, came together at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok in April. The positive experience and education that these Doctors have had will diffuse into their local care systems, accelerating improvement of care and saving lives on our ‘A4D Clinic Support Program’.

By bringing healthcare professionals together from across the region, A4D helps to share knowledge in Type 1 care across South-East Asia. This is an important step for A4D in achieving its long-term goal of establishing sustainable, self-sufficient programs.

Action4Diabetics would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the Dean of Siriraj Hospital Professor Prasit Watanapa, and Professor Supawadee and their colleagues who provided such an excellent programme for the visiting doctors.

Dr Aung Ba from 550 Bedded Children Hospital, Mandalay.

Vuelta De Los Pyrenees: A4D Cycle Challenge 2018

New year, new challenge, new location.

This August, A4D will be hosting the third Cycle Challenge in the Pyrenees! Join us for an 8 day ride that takes in some of the most iconic climbs and descents in the region to raise money for a great cause. Read More

Diabetes Family Camp Thailand: Learning the Fun Way

Learning how to manage Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can be fun!

31 young people with T1D joined another successful A4D Diabetes Family Camp in Ubon Ratchathani. Through interactive workshops, both they and their families learned how to live a full and active life with the condition.Read More

A4D Challenge: Helen takes on the Dome!

Helen Jones is taking on an extraordinary A4D Challenge this summer!
The lofty, 4000-meter-plus Dome Des Ecrins will be capped in snow when she makes her attempt at the summit this July. It has been her ambition for the last three years, and after an attempt last summer, she is returning to France for another go!

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Action4Diabetics Family Camp: Tackling Type 1 Diabetes with a Smile

On the 17th March, a fun-filled day in Mandalay helped 27 children with Type 1 Diabetes learn about the condition that they live with.

The objective of an A4D Diabetes Family Camp is to educate and instil hope for the future. A4D find the best way of doing this is through creating an informative and engaging environment for all the family.

Why? Because it helps people make new friends, grow in self-confidence and leave with a smile on their face!

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Pyin Oo Lwin – First A4D Family Camp, Northern Myanmar

Pyin Oo Lwin, a historic hill station outside Mandalay, played host to the first ever A4D Family Camp in Northern Myanmar. The Action4Diabetics team invited 21 young people with Type 1 Diabetes, along with their families, for an action packed three days starting on March 24th.Read More

A4D in Action: First ever Diabetes Camp in Chiang Mai!

We were very excited to have our first ever diabetes camp in Northern Thailand over the weekend starting March 10th. Action4Diabetics welcomed 30 children with Type 1 diabetes and their families to this educational and inspirational event.Read More