NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN CHILDREN'S DIABETES FUND

Throughout Ayrshire & Arran there are approximately 260 children under 18 living with Type 1 diabetes. ”
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Throughout Ayrshire & Arran there are approximately 260 children under 18 living with Type 1 diabetes. 

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition which requires the children to do regular blood glucose tests, take insulin either via an injection (up to 5 times a day) or via an insulin pump and manage this along with the food they eat. Money raised for the Ayrshire children’s diabetes fund is used for: 

  • Children’s weekends; these allow the children to meet, have fun and learn with other children who have diabetes along with the health care team in a relaxed and fun environment. 
  • Family Sports day: this lets the children and their families meet with others out with the clinical setting 
  • Educational and social events for children moving from primary school to secondary school. 
  • Educational Materials and Resources. 
  • Equipment to support diabetes service. 
  • Support for staff to attend professional training courses and conferences.