In 2000, he was diagnosed with diabetes. He later developed kidney problems and had a toe amputated.
Mr Niyoz now visits a “diabetic foot” room at the regional endocrinological dispensary that was established by the Charity Union of Disabled Persons and Diabetics (UMID). Since 2004, UMID’s work has been supported by a series of grants from the WDF.
His HbA1c is down to 6·7%. Mr Niyoz has installed a stationary bike in the hallway for regular exercise. His wife helps him move around and manages their meals—she learned about diabetes at the endocrinological dispensary’s diabetes school.
“I want to raise my children, educate them, see them and their sons and daughters grow to be useful citizens,” he says.
Mr Niyoz received care through the project Prevention of Ampututions, WDF08-379