Today was the first day of the weekly diabetes clinics organized by Hospitalito Atitlán and funded by the World Diabetes Foundation. Victor Ramirez, project coordinator was there for the kick-off. The first clinic was a the Centro de Convergencia Panul, and will happen weekly until 2015. Tomorrow the Tuesday clinics in Pachichaj will begin and Wednesday in Xechivoy. Each patient receives information and a copy of the educational booklet. At the clinic their blood sugar level will be checked, vital signs, weight and a foot check. We hope that the information sessions will change lifestyle habits in Santiago Atitlán that have led to the rise in the disease.