Diabetes Prevention Strategy Rollout
10000 Toes Campaign is working with the Solomon Islands Government in the rollout of its three strategies. The country has been zoned and the first shipment of 400 screening tests will be distributed across these four zones:
- Ranongga Island
- Kolombangara Island
- Vella Levella Island
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) training has been carried out in the Solomons in Honiara.
CHEP (Community Health Education Program) training, a Cert IV course through Avondale College, and was offered in Honiara, Solomon Islands for the first time during 2019.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) Program will be rolled out in September 2020. Currently, it is being contextualised for the Solomon Islands after being piloted in the country of Fiji.
This map of Fiji shows our diabetes prevention strategy rollout, where we are distributing Diabetes Screening Kits. As of June 2020, in excess of 60 screening kits have been distributed in Ba, Nadi and Suva.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) training has been carried out in Fiji.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) This program has been piloted and a modified version will be rolled out in September 2020.
The Live More Abundantly Program
The Live More Abundantly program training is part of the diabetes prevention strategy rollout and takes at least 9 months to complete. This involves:
- Firstly identifying Facilitators who can run the LMA program.
- Training those Facilitators
- Offering Community Health checks
- Analysing the results, and sending invitations to pre-diabetics & diabetes to attend the LMA program
The LMA program is a 7-week course of 2 nights a week. Weekly SMS’ are sent out to encourage healthy choices, followed by monthly meetings thereafter. Health checks (with interview, measurement and blood test) will happen three times: at the start of the program (baseline), at 6 weeks and 6 months. There are approximately 9 months of interaction with participants.