Association for Juvenile Diabetes - AGD Livorno Onlus
The Associazione per l'Aiuto ai Giovani con Diabete Livorno is the local group of a national association which aims to offer support and information to families of children with type 1 diabetes (from 0-26 years of age).
The association has an office in the town centre where general information can be obtained (see address below), as well as a diabetes clinic attended by a paediatrician and diabetologist within Livorno hospital, open on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm.
Regular outings are organised for families of diabetic children, as well as summer camps around Tuscany.
There are about 60 cases of this kind of diabetes in the Province of Livorno. The first signs of the condition are considerable thirst, weight loss, tirednes and lack of bladder control. Although the condition is traditionally known as 'juvenile' diabetes, it can also affect adults.
For further information:
AGD Livorno ONLUS
Via Enrico Mayer 17, Livorno
Tel +(39) 3333811496
Office open Tue 4-6pm and Thu 10.30am-12.00pm