Diabetes Nonprofit Organization
Diabetes Nonprofit Organization was founded in 2014 with the aim to diagnose, prevent, inform and raise awareness regarding diabetes mellitus. Working towards this goal, Diabetes Nonprofit Organization raises awareness as well as speeches by scientists and doctors in the diabetes sector on prevention, information and education. Special emphasis is placed on educating children and the elderly. In 2017, Diabetes Nonprofit Organization reached 1,800 seniors in Attica Municipalities through its specialized speeches and examinations. In Greece, there are 900,000 diagnosed patients and approximately 300,000 nondiagnosed cases. 60% of the patients are over the age of 65. Awareness raising and early diagnosis have been proven to be the best prevention for the disease.
The grant regards diabetes diagnostic examinations in over 30 Open Protections Centers for Seniors (OPCEs) in municipalities of Western Attica for 12 months along with the organization of speeches by specialized doctors. Approximately 2,300 beneficiaries who do not have easy access to doctors will be targeted through this grant. The majority of diabetes conditions can be treated if diagnosed early, therefore the services offered by Diabetes Nonprofit Organization are of vital importance, especially for seniors in need who cannot pay for related examinations.