The Children's Hyperinsulinism Fund is a Fund within the Special Trustees Charity of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The Fund's aim is to raise funds for research into Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), also previously known as Persistent Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia of Infancy (PHHI) and as Nesidioblastosis.
With the monies raised so far, we have been able to fund a full time research assistant in the Institute of Child Health. The research focuses on trying to understand the genetic causes of hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia as well as looking into novel therapies in managing this condition.
The Fund relies totally on voluntary support to fund our work. Giving monthly by direct debit will help to provide children with Congenital Hyperinsulinism with the best care and enable us to do further research to find new treatments.
The Children's Hyperinsulinism Fund was started in 2003. The Fund was set up to carry out research in Congenital Hyperinsulinism.
The Fund aims to be able to give families the hope of a better life for their children.