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Diabetes Care for Kaqchikel Maya



Providing diabetes care, including essential medications, blood sugar monitoring, and medical consultations, to indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking patients in Guatemala.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Approximately 75% of the population of Guatemala is indigenous Maya and speaks some 20+ Mayan languages. Many elderly Maya suffer from diabetes, which is strongly inherited in this population. High-quality care is limited by the fact that few physicians or health workers speak Mayan languages and also by the high cost of diabetes medications and supplies. This project will provide medical services and free diabetes medications to 50 Kaqchikel-speaking diabetic patients in their own language

How will this project solve this problem?

Diabetics receive a full medical exam by a physician every 2 months. They receive free diabetic medications and visits from community volunteers to provide nutritional support and blood sugar monitoring. All care is conducted in Kaqchikel Mayan.

Potential Long Term Impact

With appropriate access to medications and medical care, the long-term complications of diabetes, including damaged eyesight, foot ulcers, and heart and kidney disease can be prevented. Patients can therefore lead longer and more productive lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,135
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,365
Total Funding Goal: $14,500


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Text GIVE 3477 to 80088 to donate $10 to Diabetes Care for Kaqchikel Maya. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
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Wuqu' Kawoq

Bethel, VT, United States

Project Leader

Anne Kraemer Diaz

Bethel, VT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Diabetes Care for Kaqchikel Maya
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