Changing Diabetes in Children (CDC) - Uganda
Diabetes Care Uganda (DCU) is a diabetes care programme based at the Diabetes Centre of St. Francis Teaching Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda. The DCU programme aims to create a Diabetes Centre of Excellence that incorporates patient-centred prevention, treatment, clinical research and education. This perceived Diabetes Centre of Excellence will functions as a “Hub” to accommodate complementary community services including:- patient self- management training programme services; voluntary sector enabling service for patient support groups; staff training; diabetes community researchers; promotion and patient education resources.
Our Areas of Focus
Culturally appropriate Diabetes Education
- Provide a pre-diabetes patient education programme to help people at risk achieve healthy life styles and reverse pre-diabetes.
- Increase uptake of type 1 and type 2 diabetes patient training programme. Provide patient training in locations, at times and in different ways to respond to the needs of different localities and population groups.
- Provide support for locality patient/peer support groups for people from rural and disadvantaged communities.
A three-pronged strategy aimed at addressing diabetes and its complications is being implemented at the St. Francis, Nsambya Hospital Diabetes Centre
Optimal medical treatment
Community Based Strategies
Self Management Support
HOPIET-INS PROJECTThe HOPIET Project is a Collaborative Project of the Ministry of Health Uganda Government and the Isingiro Ntungamo and Sheema Districts and the World Diabetes Foundation.
The programme will be an integrated community-based disease intervention program in the Districts of Isingiro, Ntungamo and Sheema, in Western Uganda, that will seek to understand the health of the population in epidemiological transition by using large data sets that will be collected overtime.
GOAL: To improve the health the Ugandan population.
AIM: To establish a longitudinal demographic surveillance that will provide data on cultural, social and behavioural determinants of health of a pop-ulation transitioning from malnutrition and infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases and collectively the policy makers, tax payers and planners change the ecosystem, build capacity and improve the clini-cal practice enviroment with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the population.Download Full Write Up
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