Diabetes is a suffering that has reached the highest rate of growth worldwide in recent years. The province of Holguín is one in which more patients are diagnosed in the country, so the first sessions of the Popular Health Schools are implemented in the territory.
This initiative advocates for families and communities to acquire knowledge on how to improve their health prevent diseases and facilitate greater self-care.
According to the Psychologist of the Provincial Department of Promotion for health, Liset Caballero: "It is a modality that we implemented in a Family Doctor's Office for each municipality. We let each municipality select the place where they would work to facilitate the activity. It is a kind of proof to see how the activity develops, the results and acceptance. From then on, we will implement this initiative to other areas, clinics and even to other people who live with the suffering as pregnant and adolescents, among others.
"Diabetics are chosen to initiate the promotion tasks of the Popular Health Schools because they are the ones they present metabolic disorders with insufficient or no insulin production, hence with a healthy diet, the practice of physical exercises and the adequate medical treatment can improve their quality of life.
On the acceptance of the initiative comments the specialist: "So far the impact has been very positive, with those who have been exchanged, have expressed a significant acceptance for being a different way of dealing with these issues. We use the modality of motivational interview and psychological techniques of participation, propitiating they get the knowledge and the necessary change on their behavior can be produce "
Although people with the condition of diabetes can not be cured, the Popular Health Schools can positively influence through the different sessions to acquire the necessary knowledge that will help them improve their quality of life