The next Isla Diabetes Clinic is in November 2018! Our volunteer-run non profit organization has sponsored Diabetes Clinics for nine years on Isla Mujeres at various sites including the Red Cross, the community hospital and DIF. In November 2017, we sponsored two clinics in collaboration with DIF and served over 500 patients. The first one was on Isla Mujeres and the second one in the pueblo of Rancho Viejo on the mainland. We also distribute meters and strips to the community hospital in La Gloria and to the ambulances on Isla. We provide supplies to EMT and paramedics so that they are able to assess patients they pick up in emergency situations. We have also donated supplies to health professionals in training on the island. In the last nine years we have treated over 1400 patients.
We are in great need of donations of lancets, strips and meters, specifically Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch brands. We also accept money donations and we will buy test strips. A $75 dollar donation will buy 300 strips, enough for a year of one of our patients to manage their disease. Please consider a monthly donation or a one time contribution. and contact us if you can help.