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Number of members
Calle del Arupo y Jorge Merchán, 593 Cuenca, Azuay, 010107, Ecuador


The Fundación Los Fresnos “Casa de la Diabetes” was founded in 2002 and is an organisation for individuals and families who have or are at risk of diabetes.

It aims to support and advise people with diabetes and their families on all aspects that can help improve their quality of life, promote the implementation of education as a process and essential part of the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Main Focus

Improve quality of life through proper care, education and prevention of diabetes.


The association has the following main activities:

  • Medical Center: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Ophthalmology, Podiatry and Clinical Laboratory.
  • Diabetes education
  • Workshops and practical activities.
  • Tours and camps for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  • Educational project ‘What is diabetes’ aimed at people with diabetes and the general public.
  • Training of healthcare professionals.
  • National diabetes education congress
  • World Diabetes Day activities
  • Radio programme “With Diabetes it is possible”.
  • Creation and distribution of education material on diabetes, its care and treatment.
  • Activities to raise diabetes awareness such as walks, races, conferences and workshops.

Message from the President

“Diabetes, a word that causes fear, distress, and pain in the community’s daily life, a field enabling us to work every day as an organization in order to change this idea and to offer a clear truthful understanding that could be put into practice in the daily life of a person with diabetes, his family and the community. With the support of a group of trained professionals, who develop activities with a common interest but above all, who care for the wellbeing of individuals and their families’ with human warmth, making treatment and the acceptance of their condition possible. Sharing countless projects, events and activities throughout the past 18 years working with the community and with private, public and political stakeholders has made it possible to prove that adequate education is the key pillar of diabetes treatment, and we should continue to offer it to our patients and to all those benefiting from our services.”