The Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI Centre is a not-for-profit registered medical charity founded in May 1999 with the aim of educating the public about diabetes. This was in response to the alarm raised by various international and local organisations about the increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes.
DMI Centre summary profile - They engage in community and schools programmes.
To develop, document and deliver comprehensive programmes for creating public awareness in, and for prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes.
DMI provides services to people with diabetes, their caregivers, healthcare providers, the general public and other stakeholders involved in diabetes.
1. Services to the community and individuals:
- Education and training on diabetes management and prevention
- Health education
- Diabetes awareness activities: learning institutions; community and social groups; corporate organizations
- Diabetes screening and monitoring: blood glucose, blood pressure, weight and BMI
- Foot care: education on foot care, foot screening and monitoring for early detection of foot complications, referrals for foot and diabetic wound management
- Community medical camps: organized in rural areas countrywide
2. Training on diabetes management
- Healthcare providers
- Lay educators
3. Diabetes youth camps
- 3-day residential camps for children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes organized during school holidays
4. Provision of insulin to young people aged below 18 years with Type 1 diabetes from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
5. Parents’ forums for parents of children with diabetes: education and counseling sessions
6. Home visits to monitor children with type 1 diabetes
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