This November we held 4 clinics in 4 different locations in the Dominican Republic. We screened over 300 people for diabetes and 100 tested positive. Each person received an education folder which included a specific diabetic cookbook in Spanish, monitor and supplies to check their sugars on a daily basis for 6 months.
On this trip we also did a dental needs assessment to gather data and see if there was a dental need. Our findings were astonishing! We screened over 250 people in 4 days with most people requiring either extractions or teeth to be restored. We are working on getting a dental clinic to expand and provide dental services for our next project.
We were also recognized in the Sosua News for our devoted efforts in our fight against Type 2 Diabetes.
Hispaniola Cares would like to thank all of our donors, the nccPA Health Foundation for awarding us the Be the Change Grant, and to our amazing team of volunteers who took time from families and work to care for the people of Dominican Republic; we would not have been able to screen and provide so many supplies without all of you.
This trip showed that every person has the power to do good and we can do more good together.
Hispaniola Cares will be visiting Pignon, Haiti in January to find new locations to set up clinics.