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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).

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Call for Exhibitors for Diabetes Global Village

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.

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Diabetes Association stepping up Outreach to Children

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.

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