Posts Tagged Diabetes

Nepal Earthquake Response: Situation Report, 5/11

Pallets full of relief supplies for Nepal arrive in Kathmandu via FedEx.

Earthquake Relief Delivered to Nepal: 118, 771 lbs. of medical materials from Direct Relief, Heart to Heart, and Water Missions International were airlifted by FedEx to Nepal via two charters. The first 60,000 lbs. arrived on Sunday morning 0915. Direct Relief staff were on hand to meet the plane. The second plane arrived Monday evening 1945 local time. Both flights […]

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Clinical Pharmacists Help People in Need Manage Chronic Conditions in Southern Utah

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Since being diagnosed with diabetes in 2009, 47-year-old Nascha* struggled to control her condition. At times, her vision was blurred and she had constant burning and numbness in her feet. As a result, her primary provider at Utah Navajo Health Systems, Inc (UNHS) referred her to the clinical pharmacy program. After a few visits in which she received personalized education […]

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Culturally Sensitive Care Reduces Hypertension Among Diabetes Patients

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In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Direct Relief is spotlighting Asian Health Services (AHS), a health center that cares for people in need across Alameda County, Calif. and has developed an innovative approach to assist its predominately Asian patients with diabetes. When Lily* began taking care of her ailing mother, the stressed 58-year-old’s own health started to suffer. After a […]

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Campers With Diabetes Gain Confidence, Community at Texas Lions Camp

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Joseph Schmidt, known to his friends as Joe, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was three years old. Joe does not know life without it. On his first day at Texas Lions Camp, Joe met other kids his age with diabetes – some who had only been recently diagnosed and others who had lived with diabetes, like Joe, […]

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Diabetes Care Enables Bolivian Father to Provide for His Family

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Don Antonio is able to care for his family again after receiving life-restoring treatment for his diabetes from Direct Relief’s partner in Cochabamba, Bolivia, El Centro Vivir Con Diabetes (CVCD). After 15 years living without treatment for the disease, Don Antonio began to lose his vision – which was detrimental to his ability to provide for his children and grandchild […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Doña Julia

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from El Centro Vivir con Diabetes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Doña Julia was able to get the help she needed to treat her diabetes, allowing her to earn a modest living and send her children to school, thanks […]

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