Isla Mujeres Diabetes Clinic


Supplies needed for the upcoming diabetes clinic on Isla Mujeres

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Diabetes Supplies Needed!! In October 2014, we will be doing our 5th Diabetes Clinic in La Gloria, Isla Mujeres. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses and other health professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners from La Gloria and the Red Cross. Some patients come in for screening, while many have already been diagnosed with diabetes and are on medications. The majority of walk-ins are untreated and undiagnosed. Very few patients have access to expensive meters or strips, and that is the main emphasis of the clinic. Diabetics are taught to use the meters to self monitor their blood sugar levels and we also do diabetes education. Diabetes is the primary cause of death now in Mexico.We are in great need of donations of meters and strips (preferably Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch but will accept any donations) and other diabetes supplies (syringes, alcohol swabs, lancets, etc). If you have any connection with pharmaceutical companies or reps, doctor’s offices or hospitals that can donate these supplies, (even recently expired) please contact me via PM or kfrlisw@gmail.com. If you are on Isla, you can bring donations to Kathy Ennis. If you would like to donate money so that we can buy strips to bring down, you can do so through paypal or check. To receive a formal “request proposal” or if you have any questions, please PM or email me at kfrlisw@gmail.com