Samaritans in Spain is an organisation operated by a group of Volunteers. We are available by telephone or e mail to any English speaker across the whole of Spain and the Islands, of any age, who […]
What We Do
For Every Step Of The Way
Meetings are open to all who are interested in diabetes and nutrition. Venues are likely to change however ring our helpline if you wish to confirm your attendance especially if you don't have an email.
We have a support network of volunteers from Dr Francisco M Gomez Trujillo of the Beafranin Clinic in Fuengirola who offers a great deal of information to us, as well as Dr. Matti Tolonen, a nutritionist, who gives us regular updates on the latest news on nutrition for diabetes, Dr. Alfonso Cuesta and our nurse Finola, are regular visitors to our meetings.
Important are the social gatherings and fund-raising in order to be able to assist diabetics. If you would like to assist in our fundraising activities we would love to hear from you. Please contact us below.
About Our Support Group
The group was founded in 2003 with much help from the local Lions. News was reaching us of newly-diagnosed diabetics who were rarely given the correct information at the local doctor’s surgeries. They were often told ‘You’re diabetic. Take these tablets!’ Language barriers did not help and so we decided to begin our support group. The aim was to create a forum where diabetics could meet in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with others who are living with the same issues.
Important also are the social gatherings and fund-raising in order to be able to assist diabetics. Spain is at present behind the times in some ways with regard to diabetes: the medication offered is often not the latest – to say the least – and a visit to the specialist is rarely offered. With good luck we were introduced to a specialist in diabetes, Dr Francisco M Gomez Trujillo of the Beafranin Clinic in Fuengirola, who had studied in USA. He was saddened by the level of expertise in diabetes care of the local doctors and was hoping to re-educate them and provide his own centre. He offers a great deal of information to us as well as specialist consultations with our members.
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club
Helpline: +34 607 879 450
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