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

The Hong Kong 100 – An Action4Diabetics Challenge

This coming weekend, 3 middle-aged men will be putting their bodies on the line in support of young people with Type 1 Diabetes.

Richard Holloway, David O’Moore and Charles Toomey will be attempting to walk / crawl the infamous Maclehose Trail, Hong Kong, in only 24 hours!Read More

Introducing Monica Tusch: An intrepid mother-of-two with Type 1 Diabetes!

Tell us a bit about yourself, Monica: 

I’m from Sweden, but moved to England when I was 19. I spent a lot of my childhood outdoors: riding horses, skiing, cycling, walking in the forest. It was often very cold, and it helped toughen me up!

I’ve always travelled a lot, whenever I had the money to. Also done a lot of hiking, cycling, running, kayaking and so on. I like trying new things too — in recent years I have done archery, aikido, and sword fencing among other things. I even have an interest in philosophy too — both Western and Eastern, trying to make use of it in my everyday life – as well as on challenges.

Researching, organising and training for potential challenges take a lot of time too. Otherwise I spend quite a bit of my time looking after and hanging out with my kids. Now THAT’s a challenge. One I love mind.Read More

A Letter From Laos – ‘No Challenge is too great’

Here is a wonderful letter written by one of our supporters, Philippa. A great account of her own experiences in Laos and of the work that A4D do. 

“As you all begin your well earned holidays and settle into the warm glow of festive times with your families, I hope that my ” Letter from Laos ” to you will add to your special spirit of Christmas and will be an enjoyable and interesting read. It is also my tribute to you for the life changing contribution you have made to a very vulnerable and brave little girl, thousands of miles away in an extremely poor Southeast Asian country.

For those of you who may not know, the little child is 9 year old “Pasil ” which means ” little fish “. Read More

On The Road with A4D – Rural Thailand!

The A4D team flew from Yangon to Chang Mai on the 24th November to continue their busy programme meeting young Type 1 Diabetics in the region.

Our Co-founders and Fiona Ooi spent a memorable few days in Northern Thailand where they were lucky enough to be joined by the brilliant and dedicated staff of Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital: HQ for Type 1 Diabetes care in the region.Read More

On the road with A4D – Mandalay!

The A4D team have finished their very successful tour of South-East Asia. Let’s look back at some of the highlights!

The co-founders were excited to be joined by Fiona Ooi, the first salaried A4D team member, for a jam-packed programme across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.Read More