Changing Diabetes? in Children

The Changing Diabetes? in Children (CDiC) programme ensures care and life-saving medicine for children with type 1 diabetes in low and middle income countries. It aims at changing the future for children with type 1 diabetes in these countries. Because no child should die of diabetes!?

The CDiC is a public-private partnership programme between Novo Nordisk, Roche, the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF). It is being implemented by local partners and national ministries of health.?



When few people believe that your disease even exists, the barriers to getting care are many. Changing Diabetes in Children takes more than medicine and the programme addresses the main barriers to create a better tomorrow.

Reaching 20,000 children

While limited public health data exist on children with type 1 diabetes, the unbearable truth is that only few children live long enough to make it into the registries in low and middle income countries.


Ambition & results

As a global leader in diabetes care, we took it upon ourselves to reach 10,000 children with type 1 diabetes living in resource-poor settings when the CDiC programme was initiated in 2009. Since then, we have trained 13,547 healthcare providers, established 177 type 1 diabetes clinics and enrolled 19,368 children in 14 countries who now live active lives and are educated to take care of their condition.

The original ambition has been doubled to reach 20,000 children with type 1 diabetes by 2020, by expanding the programme to four new countries in 2017 and now totalling fourteen countries.?See CDiC project countries map.

·???????? Funding to the CDiC programme (2009-2020): 171.9 million DKK

·???????? Donation of human insulin (2009-2018): 1,834,669 vials (100 international units)


Educate yourself - for patients, caretakers and health care providers

If you live with type 1 diabetes, are a parent or if you treat someone with the condition, you probably have questions like:

- Why do I need insulin? - How much insulin should I take and where do I inject it? - How can I measure my blood glucose? - What are hypo- and hyperglycaemia and how to recognise them? - Which foods should I eat? What is my role as a nurse or doctor and how can I best treat and support my patients?

If you are a?patient, parent to a child with type 1 diabetes or healthcare professional, download and use our patient education materials in English , French , Spanish , Swahili ,? Hindi ?or? Amharic .



CDiC patient material

For patients

CDiC HCP material

HCP training manual

Nurse guidelines

Learn more

Impact report: The first five years of CDiC

Changing Diabetes??in Children fact sheet

Download Programme fact sheet 2017 (PDF)


Naim - Before & After


Sumith?- India


Pihu?- India


Explaining CDiC


John Kijazi - Tanzania


Ibrahim Bah?- Guinea


Bilkhissa?Balde?- Guinea


Trésor?- Ivory coast