Diabetes Education in Bolivia

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Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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Recently, the Abbott Fund helped its Bolivian partner Clinica Vivir con Diabetes to obtain iPads and the specialized programming needed to track diabetes patients. A new record is created for each new patient at the diabetes clinic.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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The patient’s name and home address are noted and stored, along with any available medical history. In addition to tracking individuals, the program consolidates medical data, allowing analysis of the information later.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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The patient’s home address is instantly pinpointed on a map, and the location is saved as part of the record.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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In the examination room, the patient’s blood glucose level is tested, and the number is noted on his electronic record, along with other medical notes.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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Simple, bold graphics and a touchscreen help patients as they describe their medical histories. No reading or writing ability is required, and even the youngest and the oldest can understand the images.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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After being examined, patients meet with an endocrinologist who has full, instantaneous access to individual records. The doctor interviews the patient and adds her notes directly to the file. No medical transcription is needed, lowering the chance of accidental errors.

Improving Diabetes Care in Bolivia

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On later visits or in case of emergency, staff can quickly access the records for each individual. That means faster response time and more accurate diagnosis, prescriptions and treatment. With diabetes sharply on the rise in Bolivia, the technology is an effective tool for helping patients manage their disease and live healthier lives.
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   at AWS.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageDisplay.get_ImageUrl() Chronic diseases like diabetes affect a growing number of people in developing nations such as Bolivia, where an estimated 10 percent of adults have diabetes. The Abbott Fund is partnering with Direct Relief to support Clinica Vivir con Diabetes (CVCD) in Cochabamba, the nation's third-largest city. CVCD, a recognized leader in diabetes education, detection and treatment, has trained hundreds of diabetes educators, and identified thousands of diabetes sufferers and referred them for treatment. It is supported by nearly $500,000 in grants from the Abbott Fund, plus more than $220,000 in donated products from Abbott. Funding has also helped CVCD develop and implement an electronic medical records system that helps track patient progress, evaluate program effectiveness and facilitate detailed epidemiological studies. In 2012, CVCD moved into a new permanent building which is in a more accessible area in Cochabamba. It is expected that the improved location and quality of the facility will attract more patients who can pay for services that will help subsidize low-income patients who cannot pay.

 

Results Sources: Direct Relief and Clinica Vivir con Diabetes
Results to Date

12/06/2013

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