T1Diams as a non-profit organisation provides multidisciplinary support to more than 280 members living with Type 1 Diabetes in Mauritius and Rodrigues. We act in partnership with public hospitals to ensure optimal diabetes management.
While medical consultations, medications (including insulin) and equipment for glucose monitoring are provided at the public hospital, T1 Diams provides assistance through therapeutic education and psychosocial support to T1 diabetics and their family with the aim to empower them and promote autonomy in the self-management of their condition.
Parents also need to be educated and informed about T1 diabetes and to be supported in training and supervising their children in the self-care programme. T1 Diams enables self-management of their condition by imparting personalised Therapeutic Education and the right attitude to carry out daily treatments accurately and determinedly.
Therapeutic Education is the number one priority service of T1 Diams and is dispensed through:
i) Home visits
ii) Regional Therapeutic Activities
iii) Annual Diabetes Camp
iv) Appointments at our Centre
- Home visits and interventions at School level
- Parent & Children Support group
PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES
T1DM patients do not always have adequate supplies to properly implement their self-care, especially in cases of additional doses following hyperglycemias. T1 Diams therefore ensures the provision of additional medical equipment and supplies for the treatment requirements of T1 diabetics in-between hospital supplies. Moreover, Glucagon which is required to treat severe hypoglycaemia is not provided by hospitals. Therefore T1 Diams ensures its provision to all T1 members of T1 Diams.
EASE ACCESS TO MEDICAL AND PARAMEDICAL CONSULTATIONS
T1 Diams provides specialized care through a network of specialists. The right treatment by the right specialized practitioner will substantially help to prevent or delay the risk of complications.
AWARENESS RAISING AND ADVOCACY
Advocacy constitute a major part of T1 Diams’ message to government and the public in order to eliminate rights violation, prejudice, discrimination and stigma, thus making the social inclusion of T1 diabetics easier. Schools are particularly a good target because the majority of the young diabetics are students. The stigma at schools is a huge obstacle to achieving support for good blood glucose control among school-going T1 diabetics.
Where is your money going?
- EUR 2 : Transport for one home visit per beneficiary
- EUR 5: Medical supplies for one beneficiary for one month
- EUR 10 : Social empowerment for beneficiary for one month
- EUR 25: Specialist consultation for one beneficiary per visit
- EUR 50: Ensure provision for all vital support, from psychosocial to healthcare for one beneficiary.