Diabetes Kills MORE People Every Year than HIV | AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – COMBINED.

Yet it Rarely Makes Headlines.

What makes this disease particularly devastating is that diabetes has proven to be a highly manageable disease – if diagnosed early and provided appropriate treatment.

Sadly, most people who live in underdeveloped nations lack access to the basic medical care desperately needed to screen, treat, and prevent diabetes.

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Get the facts on the global diabetes pandemic

 
 

AN AMERICAN
HEALTH CRISIS

The Centers for Disease Control is now making an alarming prediction that 1 in 3 Americans is either prediabetic or diabetic.

Help The Root Cause deploy mobile medical units and open diabetes screening centers in cities across America.

Together, we can reverse this disturbing trend and transform many lives across our nation.

MAKE AN IMPACT  

A PROVEN STRATEGY

Based on the award-winning Asheville Project, The Root Cause developed and tested a Diabetes Management Program that implements a proven strategy to screen, treat, and more effectively prevent type 2 diabetes in compromised communities in the US and around the world.

Our innovative approach centers around Community Care Givers (CCGs) who build relationships with the patients through regular face-to-face consultations. Through these relationships, the CCGs educate patients about type 2 diabetes while providing coaching and accountability to people who live with diabetes.

In addition to the CCGs, we also surround patients with other tools and resources to help them take better control of their health – such as a connection to a local health provider and a virtual resource to help build a strong connection between patients and their care team.

Through these interventions, patients learn new ways to eat healthy, improve physical fitness, develop a better understanding of their value as a person, start taking better control of their health, and live healthier, more abundant lives.

The end result is a decrease in blood sugar levels, which results in fewer disease complications and a reduction in costly hospital visits.

AN EFFECTIVE
MODEL OF CARE


Members of The Root Cause have decades of experience implementing the three steps needed to improve the management and prevention of diabetes in global populations.

 

SCREENING

Working with local doctors, nurses and our network of Community Care Givers, The Root Cause identifies key locations to establish screening sites and public health clinics that will most effectively serve the greatest number of patients.

Results from our beta test sites in rural India found that 85% of the population was afflicted with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Of those afflicted with the disease, 97% were completely unaware of their condition.

TREATMENT

Using the treatment plan successfully proven in The Asheville Project, every patient determined to have diabetes or prediabetes is assigned to a Community Care Giver. These CCG’s, typically a nurse or pharmacist, then meet with the patient on a regular basis to provide them with the guidance needed to achieve better health.

During each session, individuals are provided basic diabetes information, will have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked, and are able to monitor the effectiveness of any diabetes medication or lifestyle changes they may have been prescribed.

PREVENTION

Most people in developing countries don’t have a firm grasp on what diabetes is, much less how to protect themselves from the disease. That’s why one of the most important things is to first educate the population on how to live healthy lives.

One approach The Root Cause uses in India to increase awareness of diabetes was to produce a short educational film. This is screened in rural areas and features government leaders and Indian celebrities. The film also highlights testimonials from several patients who have experienced critical health conditions due to type 2 diabetes.

 

LIVES
TRANSFORMED

Through generous investments from friends like you, The Root Cause can continue transforming lives with our proven Diabetes Management Program.

HELP TRANSFORM LIVES  

US TEAM

PARKER DAIL

President  |  CEO
CLINT LYONS



Chief Operations Officer
BRAD NEAVE

Chief Development Officer
DONNA RICE

Chief Strategy and Population Health Officer
 
 

KENYA TEAM

CHARLES WACHIRA
Executive Director | Kenya
WANJIRU KANURI

Director of Operations | Kenya
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR. BARRY A. BUNTING
Project Management Specialist
CDC
PARKER DAIL
President | CEO
The Root Cause
CURTIS HAIL
President | CEO
Inverness Consulting Associates
DR. CELESTIN MUSEKURA
Founder | President
ALARM Ministries
WILLIAM E STONE III
Partner
Scheef & Stone, L.L.P.
KEVIN L ROBERTS
Principal
Strait Lane Capital Partners
 
 

ADVISORY BOARD

RAINA AVALON
Executive VP | Chief Logistics Officer
TJX Companies
BOB BARKLEY
Managing Director
Barrow Hanley
DREW BOLTON
Managing Principal
Bolton Business Consulting
JAMIE GILBERT
President
Custom Pallet & Crating
ALICIA GEORGE
Founder | Owner
Motor City Java
BILL HENDRICKS
Founder | President
The Giftedness Center
ROBERT JOHNSON
Senior Vice President
First Southwest
WHIT McDOWELL
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
NATHANIEL R MOSLEY CIMA
Senior Vice President Investments
UBS Financial Services
CAMELIA LOPEZ SHOEMAKER
Attorney
Attorney
JIM SKINNER
Retired Vice Chairman
Neiman Marcus Group
JOHN SPENCER
Chairman
UK General Insurance Ltd.
DR MICHAEL ADAM WEISBRUCH
Internal Medicine
Medical Director, NAB Life, Inc.