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    Making it a little easier to stay healthy

    Day 140

    Keeping on Track

    At Za’atari Camp in Jordan, we work to promote healthy lifestyles among people through training, mentoring, and group support.

    Our team helps people with chronic disease – like diabetes and high blood pressure – develop their own personalized health plan to guide them in self-directed improvement to better manage their illness.

    A key aspect of managing diabetes is being able to take measurements frequently. But hospitals and doctors are far away, and can be difficult to visit on a daily basis. There was an easy solution we could see…

    We went out and purchased blood sugar monitors for patients who have trouble monitoring their disease.

    “I felt love when I was giving them the monitors!,” said volunteer Mohamed Jaber, “It is a very simple thing, and relatively cheap! But I saw comfort in the eyes of the elderly recipients. We helped create a simpler life – in the midst of the chaos of a refugee camp – one step at a time.”

    One woman said, “I measure my blood sugar every day. I can’t go to the hospital by myself, and I felt like I was a burden on my children’s shoulders. Now I don’t have to go to the hospital, and my children have one less responsibility in their difficult lives.”

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