Tag: Diabetes

Kenya: Reimagining a patient centered model of care in the management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Epilepsy, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, among others, account for up to 39 in every 100 deaths in Kenya. In 2019 an internal review in the inpatient department at the Homa Bay Country...

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Calling to care, one patient at a time: MSF is creating a support ecosystem to manage diabetes in burden heavy India

Ravi* (43) never realized his unhealthy diet’s detrimental effects on his health until his sugar levels spiraled out of control. He is a hardworking daily wage laborer in New Delhi. His fondness for junk food is fueled by its easy...

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MSF Telemedicine Helpline in India for Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management The burden of diabetes is high and increasing globally, and in developing economies like India, mainly fuelled by the increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the majority of the cases, can...

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Diabetes: MSF study shows some insulin can be stored at warmer temperatures

Good news for people with diabetes in places where refrigeration can be a luxury NEW YORK/GENEVA — A joint study published today in PLOS ONE by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the University of Geneva shows that a...

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World Diabetes Day: Eight reasons why diabetes is a humanitarian emergency

To many people, diabetes is a common long-term condition. In fact, most of us will know at least one person living with the illness. We may have also heard of insulin: a simple but lifesaving drug. However, when conflict, displacement or even corporate practices leave...

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