The kickoff of the second three-year initiative funded by the World Diabetes Foundation in Denmark took place in spring 2015. Managing Diabetes in the Department of Sololá will strengthen and expand on the model created in 2012:
In 2015, the hospital underwrote $50,000 in free diabetes detection and education.
In March 2012, Hospitalito Atitlán inaugurated Managing Diabetes in Santiago Atitlán. Its purpose was to provide a comprehensive program improving diabetes prevention and treatment in the community.
The new initiative is an expansion of the original three-year program and will run through 2018.
Four educational videos have been created to increase awareness about diabetes prevention in Spanish (Español), Tz'utujil, Kaqchikel, and K'iche', these videos are broadcast on local television channels all around the lake with the goal of reaching the largest possible audience. Take a look below!Español: