Caring for a Child with Chronic Disease – and How I Got Through It

DiapointME Founder Pamela Durant talks about the challenges of raising a child with a chronic disease in this article for


“In 2009, my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 20 months old. This autoimmune condition is not something that runs in our family, so to say it was a shock is an understatement. Like any mom in the same situation, I experienced an emotional rollercoaster of feelings – from upset and anger to resigned sadness.

Ten years later, however, I am happy to say that, while it still is a large part of our life, it is just one part of our life. We deal with it because we have to, and I am no longer sad or angry about the situation.” Read more here.


Diabetes In Children – Mother Baby & Child

Pamela Durant mediaTo observe World Diabetes Day 2018, DiapointME Founder Pamela Durant sheds light on her son’s journey and misconceptions around diabetes in this interview for Mother Baby & Child.

Pam offers advice on symptoms parents need to keep an eye out for, which could be mistaken as the flu.

The Agenda Podcast with Pam Durant

The Agenda Podcast: The News Review with Pamela Durant – World Diabetes Day 2018

DiapointME founder Pam Durant was interviewed on The Agenda Podcast on World Diabetes Day 2018.

The Agenda podcast on Dubai Eye, 103.8FM, is a wonderful radio program in the UAE covering important topics that affect so many people. Listeners get to call in and have their say – it’s a rare interactive format not commonly seen in the Middle East.

I was thrilled to be invited to be featured on The Agenda podcast for The News Review for World Diabetes Day 2018, to talk about my journey and that of my son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 at 20 months old.

Friday Magazine Nov 2017

Friday Magazine Nov 2017

How the UAE is fighting the diabetes epidemic

DiapointME founder Pam Durant was interviewed in the Friday Magazine in Gulf News. This article outlines how research in the UAE is aimed at understanding why diabetes affects so many people in the Middle East. Pam talks about her son’s Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis at just 20 months old, the shock of the news and the challenges she faced and continues to face in managing his diabetes, and the reason she created DiapointME.

Read the article here and find out more about diabetes research in the UAE.


Eye On Health Podcast – World Diabetes Day 2017

To help promote awareness of World Diabetes Day, DiapointME founder Pam Durant was invited to speak on the Dubai Eye podcast, Eye On Health, on November 14, 2017.

Here’s a little more about the Eye On Health podcast from Dubai Eye:

Today is World Diabetes Day. Despite the awareness campaigns, there remain a lot of misconceptions about the disease. We speak to Pamela Durant whose son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 20 months old, and hear how they dealt with it, Rhian Lindley who has managed to reverse her diabetes diagnosis, and Dr. Farhana bin Lootah of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi. 

Listen below to Eye On Health!


Birthday Donation – Organizer

Friends of Diabetes
For my birthday, instead of presents, I asked for donations to raise money for Friends of Diabetes which is part of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. This organization provides medicine and supplies to diabetic children in need. The event raised 11,000 AED. Read More Here

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