Diabetes is a common problem and the cause of 1 in 5 deaths in Northern Tanzania. Diabetes services in the region are scarce with no formal follow up or condition management in patients.
Diabetes is a major cause of death in Northern Tanzania with very little education or knowledge of complications. Currently, sugar levels are not accurately monitored so complications to the disease, which should be easily avoided, occur frequently.
We are introducing specialist diabetes services in the clinic to help improve these problems, led by our co founder Dr Julian who specialises in diabetes. With the proper training our staff will be able to identify, educate, monitor and appropriately treat all our local diabetes patients.
Dr Julian and Dr Temu arrive with a new stock of diabetes test strips
Patti ensures our patients receive regular blood pressure checks
David checking the blood sugar of one of our patients