Point-of-care testing

Strengthening Diabetes Treatment for Children in Africa

4 min
Janine Stephen
Published on August 30, 2018
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 7 in 10 cases of diabetes in sub Saharan Africa go undiagnosed.

Diabetes can be a silent killer.


Graham Ogle, MD, of the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child (LFAC) program.

Many children with type 1 diabetes in Africa are misdiagnosed. Child diabetes treatment with the HbA1c test is vital in combating the disease.

Many children with type 1 diabetes in Africa are misdiagnosed. Which is why the HbA1c test is vital in combating the disease.


By Janine Stephen
Based in South Africa, Janine Stephen is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in international and local publications such as South Africa’s The Sunday Times. Healthcare is one of her focus areas.