Children at risk
Not only is the number of children being diagnosed with diabetes in Barbados on the rise, but it includes those coming down with Type 2.
This was revealed by chairman of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Dr Oscar Jordan, to the DAILY NATION yesterday after the ceremonial breaking of the soil to start the construction of the $5.5 million Diabetes Specialist Care Centre in Warrens, St Michael, funded by the Maria Holder Trust and Medicor Foundation.
“More and more children are coming down with diabetes, and I am worried,” he said.
Bad eating habits and lack of exercise were the main contributors to this growing trend, which had affected children in the island the past ten years, he said.
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