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DKA prevention

Education Resources

DKA prevention campaign

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when there is profound insulin deficiency. It frequently occurs at diagnosis and also in children and youth with diabetes if insulin is omitted, or if insufficient insulin is given at times of acute illness.

It is likely that some children and youth in less-resourced countries, presenting for the first time in DKA, die undiagnosed. Presenting symptoms may be mis-diagnosed as more common illnesses such as pneumonia, gastroenteritis, malaria or typhoid. Even when the correct diagnosis is made, it is sometimes very late, and the child/youth can die, or suffer permanent cerebral damage.

The IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Program invited supported countries to participate to alert health professionals to the signs and symptoms of diabetes. This leads to swift diagnosis and appropriate management, so that NO CHILD SHOULD DIE OF DIABETES.

Azerbaijan

Azeri/Russian

Bangladesh

Bangla/English

Bolivia

Spanish

Eritrea

English/Tigrina

Ethiopia

Amharic/English

Ghana

Twi/Dagbanli

Haiti

French/Creole

Jamaica

English

Mali

French/Bambara

Mauritania

Arabic/French

Mexico

Spanish

Nepal

Nepali

Nigeria - Hausa

English/Hausa

Nigeria - Igbo

English/Igbo

Nigeria - Yoruba

English/Yoruba

Pakistan - Sindhi

English/Sindhi

Pakistan - Urdu

English/Urdu

Rwanda

Kinyarwanda/French

Somalia

Somali

Togo - Ewe

French/Ewe

Togo - Kabye

French/Kabye

Zimbabwe - Ndebele

English/Ndebele

Zimbabwe - Shona

English/Shona

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