Maurice Byer Polyclinic Meeting

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Diet and Diabetes – What you need to know will be the topic of discussion when the monthly meeting of the Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health and Educational Group takes place on Monday, October 30. The lecture takes place in the waiting room of the Polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter at 6:00 p.m., and the featured speaker for the evening’s …

Type 1 Diabetes Registry Welcomed

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Ministry of Health has welcomed the launch of a Type 1 Diabetes Registry for Barbados, which will enhance national surveillance of the disease, and inform evidence-based policy and programme development. According to Acting Senior Medical Officer with responsibility for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch, while Type 1 Diabetes affected roughly one per cent of the population, there were …

Men To Discuss Managing Diabetes

Joy Springer Ministry News

Managing Diabetes: A Male’s Perspective will be the topic for discussion when the Men’s Health Education Group at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic meets on Thursday, April 20. The discussion, which will be led by medical practitioner, Dr. Kristyn Kirton, begins at 6:00 p.m. in the main waiting area of the polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael. All interested persons …

National Focus To Combat Diabetic Foot

Joy Springer Ministry News

A national approach to the care of the diabetic foot is necessary if there is to be a significant reduction in the 200 amputations performed in Barbados annually. This assertion came from Chief Executive Officer of the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean, Cally Boyea, last Monday, as he addressed a ceremony at which the Centre donated 11 Vascular …

Diabetic Foot Major Public Health Burden

Joy Springer Top Stories

Diabetic foot has been identified as one of the major life-threatening complications of diabetes and “one of the major public health burdens of our time”. Speaking on Monday at a ceremony where 12 Vascular Doppler Scanners were handed over by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust to the Ministry of Health, Health Minister John Boyce expressed appreciation for the equipment which, …

Drug Service Lecture Tomorrow

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Barbados Drug Service has collaborated with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to host a public lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25, on the topic: Understanding Diabetes: Saving Lives and Saving Limbs.  It takes place at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Constitution Road, St. Michael, at 7:00 p.m., and will feature presentations by leaders in the …

Preventing & Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

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“Wha’ sweeten goat mout does bun ‘e tail” This ‘Bajan’ proverb truly captures the story of diabetes in Barbados and its impact on our growing population. With sugary treats, and fried and fatty foods becoming a staple of the Barbadian diet, these poor eating habits, coupled with increased stress and an inactive lifestyle, have contributed to a startling increase in …

Diabetes & Its Complications To Be Discussed

Joy Springer Ministry News

(Stock Photo) Endocrinologist, Dr. Carlisle Goddard, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group on Monday, June 27. His topic will be: Diabetes and its related complications – why sugar and spice are not always nice. The lecture is open to all interested persons and a special invitation is extended to …

Free Public Lecture On Obesity

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will host a free public lecture on: Obesity – The Family Disease, at the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael, on Thursday, June 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Canadian nutrition and obesity expert, Helene Charlebois. The other presenters will be diabetes specialist, Dr. Carlisle Goddard; psychiatrist, Dr. Nya Maughn; and family …