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Diabetes still a bother


Diabetes still a bother

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DIABETES AND ITS complications continue to be a major problem for health officials in Barbados.

Speaking to the Press on World Diabetes Day, which coincides with the 50th birthday of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, chief executive officer, Dexter James, lamented the fact that 25 new patients have been admitted to the Dialysis Unit in the last two weeks. All of them are people with uncontrolled diabetes, James said.

He is hoping that as Barbados joins with the rest of the world in the celebrations, some of the messages will get through and people will take the necessary steps towards a healthier lifestyle and prevention of non-communicable diseases. (YB)