Diabetes Global Village is 5 years old. Born on November 14, 2007, the event was my second after leaving my 10 year job at Nation Publishing Co. Limited as it Corporate Communications Manager.
'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
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