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. Dalip Ragoobirsingh, from The University of the West Indies in London.

Prof. Dalip Ragoobirsingh

Prof. Dalip Ragoobirsingh . Photo courtesy

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)

At the

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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