Shubhashree , aged 14 years from a village near Namakkal. She has Type 1 diabetes for the last 5 years. She has had around 10 admissions with diabetic coma for the past 2 years, very poor diabetes control in spite of taking 100 units per day of insulin, her HbA1c the three-month average is close to 15 % (500 mgs/dl for the past 3 months). At this rate, she would end up with end-stage kidney failure in 2-3 years. She comes from a poor farming family, dad earns around Rs 8000-10,000 per month. She dreams to be a doctor. An insulin pump would be life changing for this smart girl. She is on a trial insulin pump and doing extremely well with glucoses of around 150 mgs/dl.
Doctor’s recommendation (Dr Krishnan Swaminathan) Shubhashree is an ideal candidate for insulin pump therapy as her glucoses are uncontrolled in spite of four times a day insulin. She is showing excellent discipline for a girl from a very rural area on the trial pump. Insulin pump therapy is strongly recommended.Cost of one Medtronic 715 Insulin pump: Rs 65,000.
How Right To Live is helping?
As per our background verification, Subhashree's parents are economically poor as they are agriculture laborer, and cannot afford the cost of her treatment. We, at Right to Live, are trying to do our bit by raising funds for her treatment. We request you to come forward and support Subhashree for her insulin pump. Would it not be wonderful to see Subhashree get back to normalcy and start studying like other girls of her age?
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