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It’s childhood diabetes

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

It’s childhood diabetes

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PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s are reaching for “readers” to help them see, and one community activist says their vision problems are linked to the increase in diabetes in children.

But when the Lions Club tried to start a diabetes/health programme in primary schools, said chairman of the Public Service, Welfare and Health Committee of Lions Club of Barbados South, Corlis Weekes-Grazette, they failed to get buy-in from parents.

Weekes-Grazette was speaking to the SATURDAY SUN as the Lions Club South gets ready to ramp up its drive for donations in an attempt to gift the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a critical piece of equipment to aid in eye care. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.