Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute

“Sweetlings” is a Holistic program for underprivileged children with type one Diabetes run by Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute Pune from the last ten years with the help of generous donors.


Aim of the Program: Help and support underprivileged children(0 to 18)years and youth (up to 22 years) with Diabetes to lead a healthy, relatively normal life through to adulthood.


Every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Jehangir Hospital and every 1st and 3rd Saturday at Jehangir specialty hospital Kothrud, HCJMRI conducts a Charity Clinic for Children with Type 1 Diabetes where services are provided free of cost for underprivileged children. More than 500 children are the beneficiaries of the project. The multidisciplinary diabetes care program which caters to children and youth at the Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute, in collaboration with the Jehangir Hospital, Pune, works for a holistic approach. Together with a Pediatrician, Physician, Endocrinologist, dietitian, diabetes educator, a psychologist, and social worker are also a regular part of the clinic


Children’s Diabetes is a disorder in which a child’s pancreas is incapable of producing the hormone Insulin. Insulin is required to move glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells, thus providing the body with energy.


The incidence of T1DM among children is increasing rapidly in India, and the overall annual increase is estimated to be around 3%, the prevalence is believed to be 1/1000 children. Type 1 diabetes is an enormous burden on the child and family.


Along with taking several injections per day, controlling diet and living a very organized life style.  Children with Diabetes who receive poor treatment are likely to get complications such as kidney failure, eye and neurological problems and heart related complications within 10 years of diagnosis.


Thus, these children require regular medical help and monitoring.


Help provided to children:


  • Medical Consultations.
  • Check of Blood sugar levels and HbA1C.
  • Diabetes education.
  • Nutritional counseling.
  • Dispensing Insulins (pens, syringes, needles), Glucometers, strips.
  • Record diary is provided to all children
  • Annual health check for complications is provided to all children.
  • Travel allowance is provided to those who cannot afford to travel.
  • Home visits by social workers.
  • Psychological counselling.
  • We also have a 24-hour helpline for children and parents with Diabetes
  • Educational help


Thus, children are supported for clinical follow up, medicines, glucometers, strips, Insulin, syringes, psychological counselling, nutritional counselling, educational support, and we also involve them in various activities.


Lower Ground Floor,
Block V, Jehangir Hospital,
32 Sassoon Road,
Pune 411 001.

Phone: 020 -66811741 / 26057004

Email Id: hcjmri.jehangirpune@gmail.com

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