APSA International provides many services for the care of diabetes. Choose one of these topics to learn more about APSA services.

Brief History of Mauritius and Diabetes

Mauritius is an island situated in the Indian Ocean, with a population of 1.15 million made up of five different ethnic groups: Indian, Creole, Muslim, Chinese and European. WHO (World Health Organisation) reports indicate that Mauritius has one of the highest incidences of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the world. There are a variety of contributing factors for this, some of which include: genetic predisposition, rapid change in eating habits (e.g. influx of fast foods) due to rapid industrialization, obesity, and lack of exercise.

Figures

According to the latest report of National Non-Communicable Disease of the Ministry of Health 2015

  • 257 442 Mauritians aged between 25 – 74 are diabetic
  • 1 out of every 2 Mauritians is either diabetic or pre-diabetic
  • 2,390 persons died of diabetes-related complications in 2016
  • 500 amputations per year due to diabetes, 85% of which could have been prevented

  • Foot Care Clinic

    Foot Care Clinic has specialized & dedicated staff, trained by doctors who take care of the diabetic foot so as to avoid complications by offering a panel of appropriate care…


  • Foot Care Karavan

    The APSA Caravan was launched in 2014 and is comprised of a podiatrist, nurses and health educators who travel across the island to care for those suffering from diabetes. …


  • Neuro-rehabilitation Program

    The neuro-rehabilitation program is intended for diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. Through specific exercises, stimulation of the nerves and foot care education,…


  • Consultation with Health Professionals

    Around 50% of people having diabetes do not even know about it! However, poorly controlled diabetes or a pre-diabetic state causes immediate repercussions on the performance…

 

  • Awareness and screening incorporate

    Around 50% of people having diabetes do not even know about it! However, poorly controlled diabetes or a pre-diabetic state causes immediate repercussions on the performance of employees…


  • Education Sessions

    This project enables persons with diabetes/or people at the risk of developing diabetes and/or cardiovascular diseases to attend educational group sessions where they learn to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors…


  • Nutrition Sessions

    Supervised by a dietitian, this program equips patients to eat healthily and to prepare balanced meals with the objective to improve their overall quality of life. This workshop consists of theory, practical and tasting session…