At the 3rd World NCD Congress in Toronto, Canada, IDF showcased the success of the “Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS)” programme through an informative poster presentation.
Initiated in 2013, KiDS aims to bring diabetes education to schools to fight diabetes-related stigma and promote healthy lifestyles to tackle the preventable risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Starting early with diabetes education in schools and promoting healthy habits can be a stepping-stone toward a diabetes-free future and remove diabetes misconceptions and stigma that many children with the condition face.
Through KiDS, IDF trains advocates to encourage local and national policymakers to develop school policies and initiatives that foster the inclusion of students with diabetes and tackle the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
As of 2022, the KiDS programme has reached more than 340,000 students and 19,800 teachers in 2,100 schools with resources downloaded over 20,000 times.
Learn more about KiDS at kids.idf.org.
KiDS is an educational programme supported by an educational grant from Sanofi.
Image: IDF KiDS project coordinator Bruno Helman (right) with James Elliott and Bianca Hemmingsen from the WHO Global Diabetes Compact team.