Indigenous fishermen and women in and around Loktak Lake in Bishnupur district in Manipur will be checked for diabetes and diabetes-related foot problems through this project.
The project aims to generate awareness about diabetes, healthy life-style and diabetes-related foot problems, and to identify people with diabetes through screening of high-risk groups at the camps.
The goal is to provide care and treatment to indigenous people with diabetes, especially people with diabetes-related foot problems, by establishing 3 diabetic clinics in the target area. The project will train doctors and health workers in management and care of diabetes and refer complicated diabetic foot ulcers for further treatment at a district hospital.
The project will focus on indigenous fishermen / women, who presently have no facilities for diabetes prevention and care in general and diabetic foot in particular.
The project activities include:
Establishment of diabetes clinics in remote areas focusing on basic diabetes counselling, management and foot care. The clinics will also set up a patient registry including monitoring of clinical indicators.
Training of HCPs from clinics in management and care of diabetes and diabetes-related foot problems and also training of community health workers (CHWs) on diabetes to act as diabetes educators and counsellors.
Follow-up counselling, care, and referral of detected patients through home visits by CHWs and telephone contact.
Roll-out of awareness and screening camps in public settings. People detected with diabetes will be referred to the established clinics.
Finally, a referral system for complicated cases of diabetic foot will be established.
Three diabetic clinics, focusing on diabetes and diabetic foot care, established
100 HCPs and CHWs trained
432 awareness and screening camps conducted
More than 43,000 people reached through awareness camps
14,400 at-risk people screened through fasting blood glucose tests
4,200 people diagnosed with diabetes receive regular counselling and care from the established diabetes clinics
500 people diagnosed with diabetic foot problems receive regular care and treatment from the established diabetes clinics
Patient registry and monitoring mechanism for diagnosed diabetes patients established using clinical indicators