Wow! We have finally done it! The first Summer Edition of the Diabetes Today Magazine has been published, and we at PRMR Inc. are tickled pink. Since the first Edition in 2007, we have been toying with the idea of having a bi-annual publication but despite our best efforts, be it financial or production, we have been unable until now to do it.
Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with Super Centre Ltd. and Knights Pharmacies, has for a second year made a significant contribution to diabetes awareness in Barbados, capping off the initiative with the recent presentation of over BDS $3,000 to the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Diabetes Association of Barbados.
'Stand Up Barbados'
Barbados has one of the highest rates of Diabetes globally and nearly everyday someone has an amputation related to diabetes.#160#160 It is for this reason that the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has renewed its efforts to put the disease high on the public#8217s agenda and is calling on the private sector to get on board in the fight against this remorseless disease, through exhibiting at the 3rd annual Global Village Expo.#160
Bridgetown/Tuesday July 14, 2009/PRMR Inc.
Barbados' high amputee rate is about to go down. So says podiatrist Simone McConnie, Chief Operating Officer of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. This is to be achieved through the Step-by-Step Diabetes Foot Care Project to be launched this weekend at the Pan American Health Organization. The two day workshop is a joint effort between the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Rotary Club of Barbados South and the Ministry of Health.
The Barbados Diabetes Foundation presented awards to nine Secondary School students last weekend at the Diabetes Global Village for their Sagicor Secondary Schools Essay Competition.
Local Entertainer Alison Hinds is this year championing the fight against childhood Diabetes in Barbados. She is joining the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Diabetes Association of Barbados as they promote awareness this month November, World Diabetes Month.
The Diabetes Association of Barbados has stepped up its campaign
to bring about an awareness of diabetes, especially for local children. Following the International Diabetes
Federation declaring the focus on children for two years straight, the
Association has examined its projects and has enhanced its educational
programmes. According to President of
the Association, John Grace “education is the corner stone of any movement for
change” therefore this is where his Association has placed this year’s