More men with diabetes
BARBADOS’ diabetes numbers are increasing as the island’s men are joining their female counterparts in being overweight.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Joy St John made the disclosure as she spoke at the opening of a Diabetes Education Task force workshop on Training in Insulin Management, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, at the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) yesterday.
Dr St John said Barbados conducted a risk factor survey for diabetes in 2007 and found the prevalence of the disease was 14.9 per cent.
Five years later, in 2012, a Health of the Nation study revealed that prevalence had risen to 16.8 per cent.
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