Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology
Baqai Medical University (BMU) National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) Insulin my Life (IML) Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) Ramadan Study Group (RSG) STOP DIABETES IN PAKISTAN (SDP)
Insulin My Life (IML)
Many children worldwide die every year from diabetes. Unfortunately, majority of children with Type 1 diabetes, living in developing countries do not have access to the standardized care along with life-saving medicines they need. As a result, they become chronically unwell and are prone to life-threatening complications.

The aim of this project is to initiate a program for children with Type 1 diabetes who do not have access to insulin and other medical supplies. In the initial phase we have developed thirty three (33) Type 1 diabetes model clinics in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The doctors and educators will be trained specifically to become well aware of Type 1 management and counselling.

Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) is performing a pivotal role in training and educating doctors and nurses along with establishment, development and maintenance of specialized Type 1 diabetes model clinics. World Diabetes Foundation is our major collaborator for this project and along with the support of local collaborators we are in a position to establish an integrated health management system for Type 1 diabetic patients in Pakistan.

Salient Features of the Project
  • Providing standardised care through thirty Type 1 Diabetic Model Centres covering all districts of Sindh
  • Training of thirty BIDE affiliated Doctors all over the province of Sindh, already having post graduate diploma in Diabetes
  • Training of thirty local Diabetes educators all over the province of Sindh
  • Designing educational material in local languages (Urdu & Sindhi) for Type 1 diabetic subjects
  • Development of software database
  • Media campaign involving electronic and print media
  • Create awareness in the teachers of schools regarding Type 1 diabetes
  • Establishment of INSULIN BANK for free and regular supply of insulin for non-affording Type 1 diabetic patients all over the province of Sindh
  • Provision of Glucometer and medical supplies free of cost for Type 1 diabetic patients
  • Developing awareness in people; about diabetes, its impact on the life of patients, and their role in reducing the complications of diabetes