Thandanani Stories

One of TCF’s caregivers was identified with elevated blood glucose levels and poor eyesight during a health assessment and education visit. When referred to hospital her poor sight was determined to be the result of cataracts related to her diabetes. The caregiver was then admitted for the removal of cataract and has since regained her sight and is managing her diabetes. Our observation is that TCF’s home based health services enables us to identify health difficulties which otherwise may have gone unaddressed as a result of a lack of health awareness and knowledge on the part of some caregivers and children who often only visit clinics when their ailments are at an advanced stage