Beyond the pain: Youth Diabetes Action Petition HK Government to provide ALL medical consumables to children with type 1 diabetes

Youth Diabetes Action published a White Paper in November which revealed that many children with diabetes would rather risk the threat of complications and ill health than undergo blood glucose testing four to six times a day. Why? They do not want to be a financial burden to their families.

• People with type 1 diabetes must do finger prick blood tests and insulin injections 4-6 times a day for their entire lives
• The cost of medical supplies can be as much as $1,200 per month and are a significant financial burden for many families
• Good disease management can reduce the risk of complications. Support from the government can reduce the need for hospitalization, ultimately reducing the future burden of increased medical expenses for the government

Attention: Chief Executive and Financial Secretary of Hong Kong SAR
I urge the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to protect the health and wellbeing of children living with diabetes and provide ALL medical consumables to children with type 1 diabetes under aged 25 in the 2017-18 Budget.

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