How You Can Help
GPED has become a charity in June 2017. GPED cannot develop its programs without your support.
GPED is presently focusing on:
- Resources for heath professionals and families
- Access to medicines
- Training of pediatric nurses in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
Will you help a child with diabetes in Haiti to live and thrive?
In some less-resourced countries, children with diabetes are still dying due to lack of supplies and medical care. Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED, www.globalpedendo.org) is partnering with the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Program (IDF LFAC, www.lifeforachild.org) to help.
100% of donations will be used to provide
- Blood glucose meters and test strips
- HbA1c supplies
for children and youth with diabetes in Haiti and Jamaica.
Blood glucose monitoring is critical for people with type 1 diabetes. With it, they can learn how to adjust insulin to food and exercise patterns to keep their blood glucose levels in control. They can therefore avoid dangerous extremes of low and high blood glucose levels, and prevent devastating long-term diabetes complications. HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) is a test done every three months to determine overall blood glucose control and used to guide management.
The Life for a Child Program is able to access reduced-cost supplies from pharmaceutical companies.
A donation of $60 is enough to provide blood glucose monitoring for one year, and $30 can cover HbA1c testing. A regular donation of $30 per month can provide full care for 1-2 children (including insulin, test strips, HBA1c, diabetes education and other support).
All donations are tax-deductible for Canadian residents, and a tax receipt will be sent, along with program updates at regular intervals.
Thank you for your help!!
Will you help children with endocrine conditions who live in low-resource countries get access to life-saving medicines?
In high-income countries such as Canada, access to essential medicines is taken for granted. Unfortunately, in many low-resource countries, medicines that are very affordable by Canadian standards are not available. Medicines for endocrine conditions that are commonly missing in low-resource countries include hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone (for the management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia), diazoxide (for the management of hyperinsulinism and hypoglycemia) or bisphosphonates (for the management of osteogenesis imperfecta). Without these medications, children suffer from serious consequences including death.
Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED www.globalpedendo.org) is collaborating with Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) to directly provide the medicines for free. In addition, GPED is working with the local governments, the families of affected children and the health professionals in Africa and Latin America to promote consistent and sustainable access to these medicines within the country.
A donation of 150 $ is enough to supply one country with one of these medicines for one year. All donations are tax-deductible for Canadian residents, and a tax receipt will be sent, along with program updates at regular intervals.
Thank you for your help!!
If you would like to donate to GPED using a different method of payment, please contact us at or mail your cheque to:
Global Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes
Suite #334 – 3381 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3