Newton Stewart's most ambitious project Type 1 Diabetes for young people under 18 years of age
Briefly this project concerns young people with Type 1 diabetes who are under 18 years of age in the first instance and cannot access pump therapy treatment. It is directed at enhancing child health. The statistics for Dumfries and Galloway and Scotlandindicate that there is a need to be addressed. The majority of youngsters can only access syringe treatment which lacks the control for them to build a normal life. The outcome that the project seeks will give every child with this condition the ability to resume a normal life, engage with education that will lead to future employment and ultimately benefit the local economy and health service. The project was developed following the Consultant Physician for Diabetes from Dumfries Hospital spoke to the club about the difficulties that many young people (under the age of 18) face in Dumfries and Galloway with the problems of Type 1 Diabetes. The talk was initiated as everyone seems to know someone with either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes but not aware of the consequences.We intend to raise Â£150,000 to provide Insulin Pump Therapy in association with NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Newton Stewart Golf Club are helping us to make a start on the 11th June with a golf AMAM.