Over 75% of people with diabetes in the world live in disadvantaged countries. In partnership with diabetes aid organisations the Life For a Child program and Insulin For Life the team conducts studies related to the frequency and characteristics of the types of diabetes in youth (which includes Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, malnutrition related diabetes and less common inherited syndromes) and various aspects of its care.  Practical examples include studies of efficiency of traditional clay pots and animal skins to keep insulin cool in the (common) absence of a refrigerator, costs to the family of care for a child with Type 1 diabetes, and of home-blood glucose monitoring.