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Sustain & expand BTC's free Philippines CCC Diabetes Clinic

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21791

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Our goal
For patients to achieve freedom from the complications of chronic disease states
The Challenge

Indigent Filipino patients lack access to education-focused healthcare, rich with accountability

Let our patient LP, 56 yo female, explain: "We are so grateful for Be the Change because they take time to explain diabetes in ways we never knew before. For the few of us who can afford to pay to see our Dr., we get a prescription, are quickly told to eat healthy & sent home. I never knew all the complications that diabetes could lead to, what foods & portions I should eat, that I need to monitor my feet well & how serious low blood sugar is. But I do now & have someone holding me accountable!"

Within JUST 3 months of opening our Clinic, we saw a 71% decrease in A1c results, which shows us that our patients are improving their blood sugars to a sustain degree. Just from teaching the patients the importance of taking their medications every day (not just when they "felt" bad) was the main reason for this improvement. We cannot wait to see what the next lab tests show as we have dove deep into many educational topics, which were paired with goal setting & accountability.

KT, a 56 yo male CCClinic patient, got to see his A1c reduce from 12.8 to 7.8 within just 4 months! He wanted us to emphasize the importance this has on motivating him to stick to the difficult goals he is setting with our Clinic Director. He couldn't afford to see these test results outside of our program & now regularly sees the improvements in his glucose levels, weight & blood pressure! It makes him want to keep trying. Help us to keep our program going for KT & many more!

Our Solution

Expanding our established CCClinic geographically & to include other chronic diseases states

If we could have done 1 thing differently when opening our CCClinic, we would have started with Hypertension instead of Diabetes. EVERY ADULT we screened had high blood pressure, while a smaller % had diabetes. When we ask our patients what topics to discuss at their next appointment, 93% responded "high blood pressure." Our intentions were always to expand to provide services for Hypertension and High Cholesterol & expand services to other locations, so join with us in making that possible!

Your Impact

It only cost $400 to sponsor 1 patient for a full year of free medical care

Your donation will provide 1 patient a full year of free medical care through our CCClinic. They will receive one-on-one appointments with our Clinic Director who will educate, set goals & hold your sponsored patient accountable. Each patient will receive a free glucometer & on-going testing supplies. We provide free transportation to lab visits. Patients receive on-going medications & dose adjustments as needed. We hope to expand to provide hypertension medications & a home monitoring machine.

$11,000 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 27%-Medications

  • 27%-Filipino Staff Salary

  • 25%-Labs(A1C, SCr, Cholesterol)

  • 16%-Glucose Testing Supplies

  • 3%-Free Transport to Lab Appt

  • 2%-Internet & Electric/Phone Bill

$9,000 Campaign Booster Funding

This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.

  • 50%-Hire another staff member

  • 37%-High Blood Pressure Medication

  • 13%-Home Blood Pressure Monitors

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Eileen

  • Nina

  • Christine

  • CPFI

  • Caui

  • Brooke

  • George

  • James

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