“Spare a Rose, Save a Child” With Diabetes This Valentine’s Day


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Children with Type 1 diabetes[1] in less-resourced countries often deal with the early onset of serious complications or even die due to lack of insulin or experienced medical care[2]. To help change that, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is continuing the “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign, started by members of the diabetes online community in 2013.

The campaign raises funds for the IDF’s “Life for a Child” program, which “supports recognized childhood and youth diabetes centers in lower-income countries, strengthening the care they provide by providing insulin and other diabetes supplies, technical support, and training[3].”

To participate in the “Spare a Rose” program, just purchase one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower[4] to the Life for a Child campaign. Sparing one rose will help provide a child with diabetes with the insulin, blood glucose monitoring, and health care he or she needs for one month, while sparing a dozen roses will help support a child for a year.

To learn more, see the “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” page[5]. And to spread the word, download and share one of the various “Spare a Rose” social media covers and logos[6] available on the Life for a Child website.

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

Endnotes:
  1. Type 1 diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/type-1-diabetes/
  2. lack of insulin or experienced medical care: http://www.idf.org/lifeforachild/the-programme
  3. providing insulin and other diabetes supplies, technical support, and training: https://lifeforachildusa.org/
  4. donate the value of that flower: http://lifeforachildusa.org/sparearose/donate/
  5. see the “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” page: http://lifeforachildusa.org/sparearose/
  6. “Spare a Rose” social media covers and logos: http://lifeforachildusa.org/sparearose/

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