Saturday June 1st, was our first diabetes camp! It was such a success! Over 160 patients showed up and received free diabetes testing, education and health care! We also had help from the doctors and nurses of College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Chitwan. After receiving a glucose test and an exam, each patient had a consultation with the attending doctor. SInce our first camp was such a success we are having another one this saturday! Any donations will be greatly appreciated! I am going to need to order more medical equipment such as blood glucose test strips and glucomters, educational material, etc. You can help Nepal and DONATE HERE. Please help the sustainability of this wonderful cause!
Almost every patent was suffering from hypertension along with diabetes . This can cause many serious complications. A patient who has diabetes and hypertension can suffer from Diabetic Eye disease, kidney failure, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular problems!
Nursing Superintendant, Sita Parajullee a who is also my partner in Bucketts of Love.
She is giving education about diabetes to the patients who attended the clinic. This included foot care, proper diet, insulin care, risk factors and complications that can arise from diabetes if it is not controlled.