May 23rd 2016.
With the prevalence and spread of diseases such as Diabetes, many illnesses once thought to be indicative of the developed world are now spreading to the developing world. This past year, one of CACTES' main health focuses was the increasing influence of Diabetes. If not diagnosed or treated in time, the disease could result in blindness, a loss of sensation in the limbs and in extreme cases, death. People with high blood sugar are also more prone to strokes and heart attacks.
The onset of diabetes is caused by attacks to the pancreas, the organ responsible for making insulin. The insulin then breaks down ingested sugars to generate energy for the body; without this process, high blood sugar levels can easily cause damage to blood vessels. Tips for diabetes prevention will be out in a research document done by CACTES in a few month's time.
In order to help with early detection and treatment of the disease, CACTES has fundraised and bought a HBA1C (diabetes testing machine) for the Tamakoshi Co-operative Hospital in the Manthali Municipality, Ward No. 2, Ramachhap, Nepal. The machine has officially been put to use as of May 15th 2016.
We'd like to take this moment to thank our sponsors, donors, supporters and partners for making this possible. Please click to scroll through the photos!