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.
Plans are underway to reduce the economic burden that diabetic foot conditions are having on the government of Barbados. So says Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch, Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health. She was speaking at the recently concluded Step-by Step programme, held at the headquarters of the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).
Barbados has one of the highest rates of Diabetes globally and nearly everyday someone has an amputation related to diabetes. It is for this reason that the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has renewed its efforts to put the disease high on the publics 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.
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 emphasis.