The Isla Diabetes Clinic is now a legal Mexican non profit organization:
CLUB PRO-PACIENTE DIABETICO ISLA MUJERES, A.C.
The next Diabetes Clinic is in November 2019! Our volunteer-run Mexican non profit organization has sponsored Diabetes Clinics for ten years on Isla Mujeres at various sites including the Red Cross, the community hospital and DIF.
In November 2018, 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, the Salud Publica, Cruz Roja both on Isla and Cancun, DIF programs 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 ten years we have treated over 1900 patients.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are in great need of donations of lancets, strips and meters, specifically Contour, Contour Next, Free Style and One Touch brands. We also accept money donations and we will buy test strips.
A $78 donation will buy 200 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.