In 2014 we met with the head of the hospital administration in the district of Hunter in Arequipa to explore options for a partnership. What they told us was surprising.
There was no system in place for identifying patients with diabetes.
So we got to work and implemented a screening process to identify diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. At the same time, we began educating patients on the type of healthy lifestyle that helps avoid diabetes. We partnered with the nutritionist and psychologist at the hospital in order to educate the patients we discovered had diabetes as well as those who were high risk.
We currently conduct free diabetes screenings three days a week in an exam room that the clinic allows us to use.
In 2015 we screened 1,000 patients. 140 had diabetes and Over 300 others had a high level of risk.