- More than 123,000 community members sensitised on diabetes during various forums in different regions of Kenya (e.g. free community medical camps)
- Different cadres of healthcare professionals educated and trained on diabetes management; management of diabetes in children; diabetic foot, foot care and wound management.
- School pupils, students, teachers and parents sensitized on diabetes and healthy living
- Implementation of the National Diabetes Comprehensive Care programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Health – the National Diabetes Strategy one of the outputs of the programme
- Funding received: World Diabetes Foundation, Safaricom Foundation, Safaricom Ltd, Association of Kenya Insurers, Kenya Power Ltd, The Rockefeller Foundation,
Encourage people living with diabetes recognize the importance of good blood glucose control in preventing development of complications
- Management of diabetes and quality of life of more than 300 children/young adults, from disadvantaged backgrounds, living with type 1 diabetes in Kenya improved. Children and parents/care-givers empowered to manage type 1 diabetes via education; counseling; provision tools for diabetes self-management; and participation in diabetes youth camps, parents forums, home and school visits.
- Adults and children living with diabetes and their care-givers educated on diabetes management, nutrition and physical activity
- DMI’s Diabetes Children’s project funded by WDF used as a model for rolling out of diabetes care for children with type 1 diabetes in Kenya: 10 centres rolled out in various regions (Changing Diabetes in Children programme)
- Funding received: WDF, Novo Nordisk, Johnsons & Johnsons, Safaricom Foundation, Safaricom Ltd
Provide information about diabetes complications and enable people live with diabetes without sacrificing quality of life and well-being
- People living with diabetes educated on diabetes self-management and blood glucose control
- Foot care education provided to all persons living with diabetes as part of the diabetes education programme
- Aspects of psychosocial aspects of diabetes in children discussed during parents forums and diabetes youth camps
- Individual counselling on psychological aspects of diabetes provided
- Formation of diabetes support groups