Posts Tagged Diabetes

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

Photo courtesy of Texas Lions Camp

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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Camps Create Positive Peer Pressure for Youth With Diabetes

Campers smile for a group shot at Camp Colorado. Photo by Emily Fay.

Starting this Sunday, hundreds of kids living with Type 1 diabetes in Colorado finally felt “normal” as they arrived in Eagle Lake, just outside of Woodland Park, for the first day of Camp Colorado. Camp Colorado is one of 118 diabetes summer camps across 45 states and Puerto Rico where Direct Relief is shipping medical supplies donated by its supporter […]

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Helping Bolivians With Diabetes Access Comprehensive Care

Direct Relief's Eddie Mendoza (left) with Daniel Munoz (right)

Daniel Muñoz, a volunteer at  El Centro Vivir con Diabetes (CVCD), a Direct Relief partner clinic in Bolivia, visited headquarters yesterday to present updates on the organization’s work  as the only nonprofit in Bolivia providing comprehensive care to people with diabetes. Diabetes is growing rapidly in South and Central America, where more than 26 million people live with the disease. Bolivia is no exception. […]

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