Type Diabeat-it is a Canadian non-profit organization that is focused on educating and supporting Canadians and Belizeans living with diabetes. We share a two-part mission that envisions the improvement of the diabetic reality in both Canada and Belize. Our role is to ensure Black Canadians and minority groups are not only given access to but are also equipped with adequate resources to better manage and prevent diabetes. Our aim is to be a catalyst for change as we seek to alleviate the disparity that minority groups experience when living with this chronic disease.
We are also committed to bridging the gap in service and funding for Belizeans affected with diabetes. Diabetes is ranked as one of the top three causes of death in Belize and is also among one of the leading causes of death around the world. Further research has shown that Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups are predisposed to this deadly and ruthless disease. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and must be combated with lifestyle changes. This is why at Type Diabeat-it, we plan to effectively combat diabetes through culturally conscious awareness, education, and preventative measures. We are focused on the continuation and expansion of current programs as well as advancing the diagnostic and treatment phases of diabetes - ultimately working towards the creation of the first Diabetic Medical and Research Center in Belize.
Mystery Furtado RN
Mystery Furtado graduated from the University of Belize in 2019. She is a proud single mother of two amazing boys Kade and Kylem Darko. Her passion to help others began at an early age of 8 when she was tasked with the responsibility to administer insulin to her diabetic grandmother. At the time, the family resided in a remote area of Belize making it difficult to travel for treatments in a hospital. "Due to this personal loss, having roots strongly planted in Belize and being fortunate to be a Canadian, I feel that it is my duty to make a change."
Your donations are entirely used towards the upkeep and expansion of our programs.