HISTORY AND MISSION
The Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre exists to provide individuals living with diabetes access to high quality, affordable and accessible resources to help them to manage their care.
Since 2013, many have utilized Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre services when in need of unaffordable medication, education programs and information about where to find local resources to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid complications that arise if left untreated. The Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre serves clients of all ages, with all types of diabetes, who live in Ilorin.
The Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre works tirelessly to provide those impacted by diabetes with access to medication and supplies, one-on-one support and tips and resources to help ensure they maintain a healthy life-style and avoid complications that arise if left untreated.
NEED FOR SUPPORT
The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, diabetes will be the 7th highest cause of death. In Kwara State, tens of thousands have been diagnosed with the disease and that number is growing annually; and many more are yet undiagnosed. Requests to Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre for insulin, testing kit supplies and medication have more than tripled over the last five years and the cost of medication and supplies has skyrocketed. Our staff and volunteers have experienced an increase in the number of requests for information from people in crisis, often newly diagnosed, and in need of assistance.
Through the generosity of patrons and sponsors, we want to be in a position to support thousands of people, but with the ever-increasing number of people with diabetes, we simply cannot meet the demand. We need your help.
To observe November 14 World Diabetes Day (WDD)
Help Beat Diabetes Care is committed to providing 1,200 indigent diabetic patients with blood glucose monitoring systems annually, which if adequately utilized in the self-monitoring of blood sugar under the guidance of healthcare professionals in our Help Beat Diabetes Care program, can add as much as 10 years to a patient’s life span; in addition to tremendously cutting the risk of complications such as amputations, kidney disease, cardiovascular accidents, blindness etc.
N.B: We plan to provide 100 patients every month with medication and services for the management of their diabetes at every one of our established centres. We will be looking to double this figure every year.
WHO estimates that Nigeria has about 4 million diagnosed diabetic patients and approximately another 2 million people undiagnosed who are living with diabetes. Of these 6 million Nigerians about 5 million (> 80%) cannot afford self-monitoring blood glucose systems which is mandatory in diabetes management.
In developed countries diabetic patients get these kits free (either funded by the government or health insurance). In Nigeria, with approximately 70% of the populace living below the poverty line and with our health budgets overstretched. You & I can make the difference.
Remember: Diabetes does not discriminate; Rich or Poor / Young or Old / Man or Woman.
November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD), led by the International Diabetes Federation unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. WDD is a year-long campaign to reflect the realities of dealing with a chronic condition.
To achieve this objective, we need to raise money annually. Every N/£/$ counts. We count on your support. You can reach Help Beat Diabetes Care on +447765995653 for more information, and to pledge your financial and moral support to the war against diabetes in our communities.
Make a donation:
At Help Beat Diabetes Care our mission is to empower our peoples with diabetes to improve their quality of life with information and tools that can add as much as ten years to their life span. We need your help to make this mission a reality.
On average it costs about £100 to provide a diabetic patient with an Glucose Monitoring System Starter Kit (an indispensable aid in the monitoring and control of their blood glucose), and a full year’s supply starter kit plus accessories.
Ways to donate!
Any amount donated towards the provision of Diabetes Care Kits to Diabetic patients in our community is appreciated.
Give with confidence
We are passionate about diabetes care in the community and are partnering with endocrinologists, doctors and healthcare professionals in our Teaching Hospitals and Primary Healthcare to make the above available to indigent diabetic patients in the community. Total Sums raised, source of funds, and verifiable beneficiaries list will be available on request by donors and the public. In addition, a yearly ‘donor certificate’ will be awarded every 14th of November indicating the total support given the diabetes healthcare community.
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