In other Caribbean news…On behalf of the British Foundation for the University of the West Indies in association with CaribDirect, it is our pleasure and privilege to have Prof.
Diabetes is the number 1 cause of death in our community and we need to be aware as to how to prevent it and how to manage, if diagnosed.
With the recent Diabetes Awareness Week programme by Diabetes UK, it is fitting that we have someone from our Caribbean research community to come and share with us to help us to better understand the disease and enable us to manage it effectively.
Prof. Dalip Ragoobirsingh is well loved in the Diabetes Community throughout the Caribbean as he is down to earth and has founded many Diabetes specific clinics.
The evening will also facilitate a Q&A session to open the discussion on some of the burning issues regarding this disease
Please come and bring your friends and family. See Biography of Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh
This is a great opportunity that should not be missed.
Diabetes and Caribbean Folklore
20th June 2013
6:00 -8:00 pm
(Refreshments from 5:30pm, lecture starts promptly at 6pm)
Trinidad and Tobago High Commission
42 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NT
By Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh
Professor of Medical Biochemistry, Director- Diabetes Education Programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
Aspects of the lecture include:
- The prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Obesity and our cultural practices/ folklore beliefs
- Relationship between Obesity & Diabetes Mellitus
- Management of Diabetes and impact of unorthodox treatments
- Complications – increased risk to coronary heart disease, stroke & hypertension.
- Health Tips on nutrition, foot-care, self-management
- Strategies of Caribbean governments in combating this scourge of Diabetes & its complications.
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