United in Diabetes Prevention

In the United Families Project preventing Diabetes, it was proposed to promote healthy lifestyles in people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus and in the general population, through knowledge management for behavior change and comprehensive care that contribute to decrease its consequences and improve the Quality of life.

With this project we reached San Juan del Rio Coco, Telpaneca, Totogalpa and San Lucas, Municipalities of Madriz, in coordination with and complementary to Health Centers and Sectors of MOSAFC (Family and Community Health Model)

In the actions carried out we achieved:

  • Training of 40 Community Auxiliaries of Health Personnel and 160 Health Promoters (Brigadistas)
  • Organization of 18 Club of people with Diabetes and with risk factors
  • Psychosocial care through 8 Psychological Marathons with attention to 240 people.
  • Mobilization to raise awareness about Diabetes in coordination with the Ministry of Health, by holding 12 Health Fairs, 12 Community Festivals and 8 Walks
  • Communication for Behavior Change through radio bullets and Radio programs
  • Equipment for MOSAFC sectors with glucometers to monitor blood glucose levels in patients and capture new cases
  • Equipment to the Laboratory of the 4 Health centers with a glycated hemoglobin analyzer for Diabetes control.

As results:

  • The diagnosis of new patients was increased by 15%, from 330 cases to 380 diagnosed patients.
  • Complications of the disease were reduced by 40%
  • 95% of patients know the risk factors for presenting the disease. Among them are:
    • Obesity,
    • family background,
    • unbalanced feed.
  • 95% know the causes of complications of the disease; Among those most identified are:
    • dieting (73.68%),
    • not taking the treatment (84%),
    • lack of compliance with healthy habits (63.18%),
    • lack of foot care (57.89%).

DIABETES is a pandemic with symptoms that take time to appear and can go unnoticed; Undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications.

TYPE 1 DIABETES can develop at any age, generally under 20 years of age, TYPE 2 DIABETES is more frequent in people over 40 years of age


  • STEP 1: Check the irrigation
  • STEP 2: Eat Healthy
  • STEP 3: Exercise regularly

This project has been financed by the World Diabetes Foundation, executed by INPRHU-Somoto in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Family and Community Health Model (MOSAFC)

Prevent diabetes is in your hands, eat and live healthy!