In the Netherlands more than 6,000 children under eighteen suffer from Type 1 Diabetes. Most diabetic children have an insulin pump connected to their body with a tube. And they always have to carry the instruments for a glucose check or insulin injection with them. The current devices are impersonal, conspicuous and difficult to understand – not very child-friendly. Melchior van Voorden has designed a new diabetes kit for kids: with an almost invisible tubeless pump, an easy to use and very compact interface and coloured covers for personal preference. The treatment becomes almost child’s play.
Melchior van Voorden
Photo by Lonneke van der Palen