Mission: Our mission is to ensure that greater clevelanders affected by diabetes have the support needed to live well with the disease and to provide long-term, personalized support for people with diabetes in the community. Our programs include individual and group education.
Programs: Camp ho mita koda- in 2014, 165 children and youth with type 1 diabetes participated in summer camp at camp ho mita koda, including 3-day, 5-day, and 12-day overnight programs from june to august for children ages 6-15. A mini camp was also held for children between ages 4-8 who were not ready for an overnight experience. Based on research studies published in 2014, ( weissberg-benchell, j. (2014, december 3). Assessing the impact of camp: what did we learn? Where are we going? Webinar sponsored by the helmsley charitable trust) children felt that attending camp improved some aspects of their quality of life. In addition, there was a reduction in emotional distress among children and their parents because of camp. Camp ho mita koda will continue the study this summer.
patient education- in 2014, our educators provided 192 community diabetes education programs, 784 risk assessments, 44 individual and group self management classes, 15 individual medical nutrition therapy counseling assessments, and answering questions over the telephone. Other patient assistance programs included education programs and literature. We also provided an emergency assistance program to assist 314 individuals who are under-insured or uninsured.
public education- in 2014, our educators provided risk assessments throughout the community. Educators also answer questions over the telephone from the public and provide programs to organizations requesting their staff to become more knowledgeable about the risks of diabetes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.