Annual “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” With Diabetes Campaign Under Way

Lack of insulin is the most common cause of death in children with diabetes, and in many countries, the estimated life expectancy for a child who has just developed the condition is less than a year, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

To help change that, Partnering for Diabetes Change is continuing its annual “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign this February 1–14, which raises awareness for the IDF’s “Life for a Child” program. This program provides the “life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.”

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Just purchase one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to the Life for a Child campaign to participate.

To learn more, see the “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” page.

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.