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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Specifically Named Diseases

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.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Diabetes Partnership Cleveland has group for women with diabetes called Dive Empowerment Group that meets every second Saturday of the month. This group has taught me so much about managing my diabetes. I have learned nutritional facts, and about carb counting and how many carbs per meal I can have. I have learned how and when to check my blood glucose with my meter. I have learned how to help with diabetes complications such as foot or eye problems. The group is also a support group with the members encouraging each other so that we do not get depressed. We also learn crafts to keep us happy. For instance, we learned to make bracelets for our medic alert metals. One a year we have a pitty party just to voice our depressing moments because of our chronic illness which realy has helped me cope with the desease. I have learned so much from this group than I every learned from my doctor. This group has enriched my life tremendously!

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