Idhayangal Charitable Trust (ICT), in partnership with Right To Live, is doing yeoman’s service in treating poor children suffering from Type-I Diabetes.
“Idhayangal” (Hearts in Tamil) is a community-service organization founded by Dr. Krishnan Swaminathan (MD,PhD, FRCP), a leading Endocrinologist from Coimbatore. ICT is a registered trust and serves underprivileged children suffering from insulin-requiring Type 1 diabetes in India. ICT dreams to ensure that no single underprivileged child with Type 1 diabetes suffers for want of funds to buy insulin, consumables or any other life-saving medication or equipment.
Sub-optimal diabetes control at a young age leads to end-stage kidney failure, blindness or loss of life in the early ’20s. However, proper glucose control, regular blood, and urine investigations, close follow-up, and proper insulin treatment will enable such children to need normal healthy lives. At present, ICT supports close to 1000 such children from underprivileged families.
PROJECT RAINBOW: What is this about?
The recent loss of a 14-year-old young child Eswari, with Type 1 diabetes, suffering from advanced kidney failure, re-establishes the importance of funds and awareness to get regular annual blood investigations (blood tests) to screen for avoidable complications like kidney failure, anemia, liver problems, thyroid issues which are prevalent among children, especially those with poorly controlled diabetes. PROJECT RAINBOW aims to provide financial support towards the treatment and well-being of such underprivileged children with insulin and important blood tests from time to time free of cost, in a sincere effort to reduce major morbidity and mortality associated with diabetic complications.
How can you help?
We need your generous support in procuring Architect equipment (Abbott), which will provide comprehensive clinical chemistry and immunoassays with high precision resulting in huge reductions in major diabetic complications. The cost of the equipment is INR 45 Lakhs. Owing to the enormity of the cost associated, Right to Live is helping ICT gather the required funds to change the lives of thousands of these underprivileged children suffering from Type I Diabetes and enable them to lead a healthy and happy life with their loved ones.