SUTEDO envisions a diabetes community with reduced prevalence of the disease. We have a mission of arming all Ugandans—young and old, rich and poor—in the battle against diabetes.
Support the Diabetics Organisation (SUTEDO) started in 2015, drawing inspiration from the diagnosis of Janae, a 5 year-old girl. The charity was formalized in 2016 and is currently registered as a Community Based Organization operating in Gulu District, northern Uganda. SUTEDO envisions a community with reduced diabetes prevalence and has a mission of arming all Ugandans—young and old, rich and poor—in the battle against diabetes.
Our core values are: hope; humanity; empathy; respect; and dignity.
SUTEDO was established to achieve the following goals:
To support our target constituents and the community at large, SUTEDO offers diabetes management and diagnostic tools to healthcare facilities and people living with diabetes. Through continuous research, the charity gives hope to the people living with diabetes and their families, especially children, adolescents and young adults. SUTEDO works to ensure that its clients are respected and therefore continues to lobby for respect and dignity to be granted to people and families affected by diabetes. United by the circumstances, people living with diabetes are a family and SUTEDO reaffirms this by offering them peer support and sense of belonging.
Education and awareness creation are at the heart of the organization. It is heavily involved in educating the masses on the prevention and management of diabetes. To build synergies and avoid duplication, SUTEDO works with partner organizations, institutions, bodies and people that work around diabetes and other non-communicable diseases
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