We treat and train patients in self-management of diabetes for free. Our clinic is one of the fastest growing clinics. In conjunction with the eye unit, we organize outreach clinics to various villages around Machakos county. The diabetes condition is very common in the area.
The clinic aims to educate and inform patients and their relatives to enable them to achieve best possible control of their condition. The following standards of care are advised as ideal:
- Daily foot care procedures are taught
- Monthly (or maximum two monthly) review for blood sugar, blood pressure and body weight measurements. Home blood sugar monitoring is taught to patients who can afford the strips. Currently, none of the clientele can afford regular HbAIC(glycated Haemoglobin) assays.