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KM looking at individual and social determinants of diabetes in Haitian youth January 2018
Despite access to a medical home, insulin, supplies and educational support many of our patients struggle to achieve blood sugar control that will prevent complications of diabetes. Why is that? What individual and social factors play a role? KM has launched the DESIDE study ("DEterminants Sociaux et Individuels du DiabetE") to find out. We cannot wait to see the results!
Medical student spearheads insulin cooling solution February 2018
Insulin needs to be refrigerated, or at least kept at 25C. Molly Gilligan, a 1st year medical student who has volunteered with KM since 2015 is returned to Kay Mackenson this summer to develop and test the local design and production of an insulin cooling bag - tackling a major barrier to insulin preservation in a country where many patients do not have access to a refrigerator.
2 years after five-year-old Waina Dorcelus arrived in Montreal to save her leg, she is ready to return to Haiti.
Kay Mackenson Team Joins Diabetes Camp in Montreal, Canada - for the 2nd time! July 2017
Dr. Ketly Altenor and nurse Rosenette Mondesir followed nurses Viviane Lorgeat and Marie-Christine Mascary trip to Montreal's Camp Carowanis, consolidating a productive exchange between two diabetes camps. After Viviane and Marie-Christine came in July 2016 to learn how to set up Kay Mackenson's own first camp for children with diabetes, Ketly and Rosenette followed to consolidate the experience and exchange. For 2017, we are expecting to send KMs new nurse and 2 patients, and receive a nurse from Montreal in Haiti in return. A wonderful mutual experience has turned into a long lasting partnership. We cannot wait to start the exchange program for staff and patients!
World Diabetes Day at Kay Mackenson November 2016
Until now, diabetes in children is little known in the Haitian population. The World Diabetes Day 2016 was a great opportunity for us to go to the community to make this disease entity better known.
November 9, 2016
Mackenson Bonnell, 20, never cried, never asked “Why?” and never thought life was unfair when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago. He was living in Haiti at the time and needed medical attention.
HELP US SAVE LIVES
A DINNER WITH
DR. PAUL FARMER
Friday, March 23rd