The Diabetes Police project
fulfills our hearts, because we are able to give other diabetics younger than
us a feeling of belonging and acceptance. Children attain a sense of personal
empowerment and self-confidence. In addition, the real life atmosphere of the Diabetes
Police creates attention regarding the Brave diabetics and raises awareness in
their communities. Most importantly, we slowly erase the fears and prejudices regarding
diabetes in the Arab community.
Diabetes Police it
is the first and only in the world and it's the association original idea since
2013. Our elite unit is comprised of four Brave diabetics. This unit is created
as a community outreach tool for young diabetics in the community, in order to
strengthen their ability to maintain a balanced blood sugar level and a healthy
lifestyle. This initiative applies the symbols and methodology of a typical
Police unit; uniforms, Police car and badges, executing surprise visits and
reaching children in as many corners as possible in their communities; at home,
school or their playground. The only warning is a pre-secret call to their
parents before arrival at the child's location.
The Mission is
to check on the spot blood sugar levels of diabetic children. Every diabetic
child, whose blood sugar results are less than 200, receives a personal gift.
While those whose blood sugar results are more than 200, have to obey ‘orders’
from the Diabetes Police. By ‘orders’ we mean that we provide a plan with
individual goals for the diabetic, and they have to present themselves in front
of the Diabetes Police within 3 days for rechecking. Later on, the blood test
is forwarded to the parents with a congratulations and a personal gift.