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.”

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.

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