Context

In Mexico, the Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición de Medio Camino 2016 determined that 9.4% of the Mexican population suffers from diabetes, of which only 87.7% receive treatment. The main complications reported by the patients were: decreased vision (54.4%), damage to the retina (11.2%), loss of sight (9.9%).

 

Supported Project

In 2020-2021, L'OCCITANE Mexico and the L'OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the Asociación Mexicana de Diabetes en la Ciudad de México and its project of implementing a screening program for diabetic retinopathy to the profit of people suffering from diabetes.

This program, through retinography for prevention, early detection, early and timely referral and donation of lenses, is meant to help improving the patient's visual capacity and thus preventing blindness due to diabetes in Mexico City.

It also includes the training of primary health care professionals; students learn to recognize injuries caused by diabetes such as diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and refractive changes.
 

Some Figures

Budget 20.000 euros

Goal 93.604 beneficiaries