December 11, 2019

OECS Commission celebrates World Diabetes Day

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, through the Health Unit, has joined the rest of the World in commemorating World Diabetes Day held on November 14th, 2019, under the theme “Family and Diabetes”. Despite the efforts made by multiple national, regional and international stakeholders to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs), […]

Today [14 NOV] is WORLD DIABETES DAY

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From World Diabetes Day DIABETES: PROTECT YOUR FAMILY The theme for diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes. IDF is raising awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected, and promoting the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s remarks- World Diabetes Day 2018

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From Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Message for World Diabetes Day 2018 14 November 2018   “The Family and Diabetes” is this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day which the global community, including the Cayman Islands, will observe on Wednesday, 14 November. The […]

Cayman Islands Health Minister’s World Diabetes Day (14) Message

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Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA World Diabetes Day 2017 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 The Cayman Islands mark World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, 14 November. As Minister for Health, I fully support this annual date on our calendar. I also urge everyone to listen and pay attention to the […]

World Diabetes Day

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From CTMH Doctors Hospital World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was decided to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day […]

The truth about NCDs in the Caribbean: tackling the crisis

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By Joan Tull From Healthy Caribbean November 14 was World Diabetes Day. The disease is having a devastating impact on the Caribbean, which has double global rates. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease cause the majority of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. In some countries as many as 1 in 4 adults are […]

Cayman Islands says “All eyes on diabetes”

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The Cayman Islands will mark World Diabetes Day on Monday, 14 November 2016, along with millions of people around the globe. The date is set by the International Diabetes Federation, aiming to raise awareness of diabetes and the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of this long term medical condition. In observance […]