Irue Malingo Namata Elangwe and Isabelle Mulango, Diabetes Self Management Education in Cameroon

Date grant awarded: September 2, 2016

Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in Cameroon. Over 6.5% of the adult population is affected by diabetes. Access to care is limited as such individuals are usually diagnosed when they present with life threatening signs or symptoms. Diabetes Self Management Education in Cameroon is tailored to serve the residents of Kumba and the surrounding villages with a population of over 250,000 inhabitants. Health care providers will be trained on how to teach patients diabetes self-management in simple language.