Welcome to MIC DIABETIC FORUM page. We have created this forum to provide you with a plat form where people suffering from diabetes (diabetics), care takes of diabetics, heath care professionals, and the general public can share their experiences in managing diabetes in all forms. Feel free to share your experience(s) here or ask questions so that we learn from one another through this community.
This forum is an initiative of SUPPORT THE DIABETICS ORGANISATION (SUTEDO) (You can also like SUTEDO’s page on Facebook by following this link https://www.facebook.com/sutedo/?ref=bookmarks and follow SUTEDO on Twitter @Sutedoug)
TOGETHER WE CAN COMBAT IGNORANCE OF DIABETES
This is to let you know that SUTEDO has shifted to a new office on plot 12 commercial road effective today. This is the street that leads straight to pece stadi...um main gate. We are on the building next to Music for Peace. We thank @St. Veronica clinic Gulu for offering us shelter for the past 3 months. We are profusely grateful!
Watch how deadly diabetes type 1 was and how deadly it still can be if no medical assistance is sought...
We celebrate Sr. Kagoya Sarah
Sr. Sarah Kagoya Asiya, commonly known as the mother of children living with diabetes is a nurse at the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Gulu. Nothing will hold... her back from serving this community. Even when she is on holiday, away from the hospital routine, she will always come back to serve her children. She has embraced this mission whole heartedly; you would think she earns something extra from this service, but alas! You are terribly wrong. Very vivid example, we all remember her during one of her pregnancies, she was sooo heavy, she needed to just sit home and wait for her baby to come, she did not, she always ran around for the children, ensured their needs were met. Then the baby came and SUTEDO was having her first diabetes awareness walk! She saw this event through despite having this neonate in her arms. She would run around and make sure all was in place and because of her and the team she worked with; the inaugural walk was registered as a success
SUTEDO acknowledges your great work Sr. Sarah, the mother of diabetics! We celebrate you!
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To all our lovely diabetics in and around Gulu; with support from Airtel Uganda, Support the Diabetics Organisation -SUTEDO will be delivering an HbA1c machine to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital where no charges are to be levied to any patient at least for the first 2 years. We shall keep you informed on anything new thereafter.
HbA1c screenings start right away tomorrow from the diabetes paediatric clinic. Be among the first and start managing your blood sugars now. Life is so beautiful, guard it jealousy
Today Dec 2, 2017; Airtel Uganda donated an HbA1c machine, 3 glucometers-and their strips as part of their social corporate responsibility. From the over 30 gra...nt applicants from across the nation; SUTEDO won a third slot and is the only organisation from the north that got this annual grant. Thank you so much to the SUTEDO family! And we are humbled and honoured to have such partners as Airtel. Mr. James Odong thank you for believing in the diabetes cause.
The HbA1c will in turn be donated to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital paediatric unit next week where there are over 30 children living with diabetes attending clinic days. Our adult diabetics will benefit from this service as well at no cost. We are in deed grateful for this very important machine in the lives of people living with diabetes as this will enhance management of diabetes in them. An HbA1c machine analyses blood sugars every three months and helps a doctor guide accordingly. The hospital didn't have one and just a handful of healthcare facilities in Uganda have this machine. If you are to pay for this test, you part with not less than 30,000UGX and we are glad we can relieve our people off this cost. SUTEDO shall continuously lobby to allow continuous supply of strips.
The 2 glucometers shall be donated to 2 health centres as a bid to taking services closer to the people. SUTEDO shall retain one for her outreach programs.
Last year we didn't raise enough funds to buy this HbA1c machine as we had only 500,000UGX from MTN uganda. This money will now be used to add glucometers and strips for more healthcentres and we shall be updating the group accordingly. We are so grateful for both telecom companies for believing in us and for restoring hope in the people living with diabetes by joining the diabetes arena. Together we can halt this epidemic. Once again, thank you to Airtel Uganda!
We acknowledge Dr. Olwedo Patrick-DHO Amuru and national chairperson board of directors SUTEDO, Sr. Sarah Kagoya from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Chris, the SUTEDO team, airtel team, St. Veronica clinic our host; our diabetic warriors, Mr. Peter Labeja, Mr. Jwee Wilson & the media in my region for taking up this mantle to fight against diabetes and all that were present today. You are all awesome! #airteluganda #SUTEDO #diabetes #wecare #amani17
Come register at SUTEDO to have your eyes checked! This is for people living with diabetes or those in a prediabetes stage
Retinopathy is one of the annual checks for someone living with diabetes. In the just concluded diabetes charity /awareness walk-we carried out a number of t...ests but not retinopathy due to the complexity of the process. We however registered people whom we shall schedule appointments for in the eye clinic of the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and follow up with them to ensure this screening is done. If you know someone out there who didn't register, registration is still ongoing at SUTEDO offices located in the same building as St. Veronica clinic in Tegwana not far from paragon on ring road. For more information please call Odero Gilbert on 0772833082
We care about your eyes-take in the beauty of the world and not have someone describe it for you. Diabetes is one of the leading causes for blindness. Take an eye screening today! #wdd #retinopathy #sutedo #wecare #waromo #stveronicaclinic #DMwarriors
Today is world diabetes day. It is celebrated every 14 day of Nov...why 14; it is the birthday of the Canadian physician Frederick Banting who invented insulin...... Brief history of insulin:- "Canadian physician Frederick Banting and medical student Charles H. Best discovered the hormone insulin in pancreatic extracts of dogs. On July 30, 1921, they injected the hormone into a diabetic dog and found that it effectively lowered the dog's blood glucose levels to normal" source:-internet....
Banting saved humanity!
Insulin is the life saver of every diabetic at one point or the other. Despite which type of diabetes you have; once sick-you are to be placed on insulin injections. It is an everyday remedy for type1s (T1D) and thise with gestational diabetes(GDM). Without insulin; the life of a diabetic especially T1D and GDM is impossible...
To all the "diabeauties and diabadasses"(these are diabetic terms used globally to identify DM warriors):- *DIABETES WILL NOT DEFINE US. WE SHALL BEAT ALL ODDS ABD LIVE OUR DREAMS*..For those who have not yet screened their blood sugars; get to a lab now and know your status. *Diabetes is silent in us* *#halt_the_diabetes_epidemic* #diabetesday #sutedo #wdd
Photo credit: Eddiex and others
28units of blood was donated during the diabetes charity awareness walk this Nov 11, 2017 as SUTEDO and partners walked against diabetes and created awareness a...bout the same. During the campaign-there were free diabetes screening, body mass Index, hypertension, physical fitness and therapeutic yoga. All partners joined in because they believe in halting the diabetes epidemic. They want to save lives, they care. Above all, we are mostly thankful to those who came and screened or listened to the diabetes education and asked questions; you care about your health! A healthy body is a productive one.Thank you so much Eddiex Power, Rationale, Fitzman, St. veronica clinic; Gulu college school of health sciences, Ispirare, music for peace, Jeff Korondo, Davie Dogo, Ricky Baad, Adriano, Abiliano; Tina, Educat, SUTEDO, Emmanuel Primary school- Laroo, The diabetes awareness campaign planning committee, the fundraising committee, St. Mary's hospital Lacor, Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Taks centre, Ink Liners, Radio Pacis, DHD, NUMEC, YALI RLC EA, Hash tag-Gulu, FUMSA, Uganda Police Force, office of the Gulu District Health Department, AMANI Institute, Coca-Cola ug, Ocafe, Latong Gaji, Bila Wa, Omiyo & Company, TASO, Gulu Regional Blood Bank, Irene Gleeson Foundation, Anonymous, Omario Events, Roke Telecom, everyone who supported us in one way or the other like buying tshirts, attending the diabetes concert, monetary support; logistics, human resource and we are profusely grateful to people living with diabetes and their families! Together we made it happen!
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#sutedo #guludiabeteswalk2017 #wdd #diabetes #diabetesday #diabeteskills #DMWarriors
Phot credit: Matthew Sebastian
Why do we care about your health, why should you really check your blood sugars time and again? Well, we care about your body organs and other parts of the body...- we do not want you to go through the painful and catastrophic cost of dialysis, we don't want you to lose your sight , lose legs, we want your heart in perfect shape and health. When someone holds your hands, we want you to feel that beauty.
We also want you to screen fo blood sugars because managing your diabetes and complications will affect the economy. That money should be used for educating posterity etc. So we are here to help you prevent diabetes and complications triggered by the monster. Nov 11, SUTEDO with partners will be at Gulu main market compound offering free screening for blood sugars, hypertension, body mass index, educating...tell a friend and make it a point not to miss. #diabeteskills #diabetes #sutedo #earlydiagnosis #immediatetreatmentandmanagement #ourlivesmatter #healthisnotforprofit