A Sweet Life - Helping Children with Diabetes in El Salvador be Happy and Healthy 

 

Working with Asocacion Salvadoreña de Diabeticos, 

headed by Dr. Cerritos

 

We are bringing Health, Happiness, Empowerment to Children with Diabetes, born in poverty in El Salvador.

 

Since 2004, with Fundacion Manos Del Sur in Miami 

www.manosdeulsur.org 

The project is no longer on the website since we completed it. 

 

Why this project: People with Diabetes are the most under-served population in terms of awareness and terms of health education and medical assistance.

 

Kids can be happy and healthy only if they and their families receive proper education and treatment. If the children are not adequately treated, the result is severe: amputations, kidney failure, blindness, heart failure, and other debilitating symptoms. 

 

This project helps with the purchase of treatment, insulin, oral medicine, and medical supplies.  Treatment is contingent on the kids and families receiving education by ASADI,  the Diabetes Association.

 

This project included a team of caring people: donors in El Salvador and abroad, volunteer doctors, educators, and the children's families. The children's group have all grown up and are now taking care of themselves.

They have grown up! 

It is a family Effort

It is a family Effort

With the parents

Back in 2006 wow they have grown up

Back in 2006 wow they have grown up

Kids speaking to Kids

Kids speaking to Kids

Sharing their experiences during the Walk for Diabetes in El Salvador

Having a Healthy Meal at Camp

Having a Healthy Meal at Camp

Children are also taught how to eat, what to avoid. The parents are instructed as well. The only way to help, is to include the family.

This kids smile for their picture

This kids smile for their picture

For the angels that Sponsor them.

Sweet Camp

Sweet Camp

Once a year in November the Children get together for a weekend of fun and games and learning more about their condition and the challenges they face.

Learn and play

Learn and play

To learn about their special biological condition.

Santa Mama Gloria Margarita

Santa Mama Gloria Margarita

Un angel. que siempre esta allí por sus niños y adultos que llegan a pedir ayuda.

December 2010

December 2010

With the educators and the Manager to second from left in first row.

At Camp once a year

At Camp once a year

To receive support from Association and peers, as well as to keep on learning how to manage condition and to overcome psychological barriers.

Having Fun at Xmas Party

Having Fun at Xmas Party

During Xmas Party

During Xmas Party

2010 Christmas Party

2010 Christmas Party