The sharing of information between healthcare professionals helps improve the level of care we can offer young people with type 1 diabetes.

Thelma Tun-Thein, a volunteer dietitian for Action4Diabetics in Myanmar, recently traveled to Bangkok to visit the Children’s Diabetics Clinic at Sirirraj Hospital. During her visit, Thelma learnt the latest protocols and guidelines surrounding diabetes care from Catharee, a clinic nurse, and Som, a clinic dietitian.

An important part of Type 1 diabetes care is diet management and after her visit to Bangkok, Thelma was able to share her experience with other members of the Action4Diabetics team in Myanmar. The education of healthcare professionals plays an important role in maintaining a sustainable and effective charity. This is A4D at its best, doing everything with in its power to provide the best possible care to young people with diabetes in the countries where it operates.

A big thanks to Thelma, our A4D volunteer, and to Dr Supawadee and Dr Wannee, the Thai Endocrinologists who helped coordinate the visit.

In the photo, Thelma (second from right) and the team from Sirirraj Hospital’s Children’s Diabetic Clinic.

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