Barbadians must override their mis-trusting needles and pills if they’re to successfully reverse Diabetes

A leading medical specialist has warned too many Barbadians are avoiding their correct treatments for handling diabetes simply for hatred or fear of trivial events…

Dr Colin Alert, noted diabetic physician, is one of many local and overseas specialists addressing the Barbados Diabetic Foundation's "Moving Forward Together: The First Steps Toward Multidisciplinary Care" at Hilton Barbados.

Dr Colin Alert, noted diabetic physician, is one of many local and overseas specialists addressing the Barbados Diabetic Foundation’s “Moving Forward Together: The First Steps Toward Multidisciplinary Care” at Hilton Barbados.

He cited how Metformin costs less than Insulin, does not affect Hypoglycemic patients, and according to a recent UK poll proved it successfully reduced Diabetic Complications by 42%; incidents of Cardio-Infarctions (Heart Attacks) by 39% yet since there is a tendency for users to have higher flatulence and/or burping episodes then they decline the solution as the alternative is considered “embarrassing!”

Dr Alert also encounters far too frequently patients who resist becoming healthier simply because they do not wish to be "stuck" or "jooked" when a quick injection can help restore their previously normal lifestyles. His only alternative is to urge them to engage in mild exercise of at least 30 minutes duration five times a week or face dying far sooner than intended!

Dr Alert also encounters far too frequently patients who resist becoming healthier simply because they do not wish to be “stuck” or “jooked” when a quick injection can help restore their previously normal lifestyles. His only alternative is to urge them to engage in mild exercise of at least 30 minutes duration five times a week or face dying far sooner than intended!

Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation, Anne Belton, came from Vancouver to urge her Barbadian counterparts to take advantage of organisation’s slides and presentations available for free downloading. There 19 modules and 800 slides to display. She underscored her concern by showing Barbados was the most likely to access a presentation on diabetic children, yet the downloads were 7 when compared with other islands of either 2 or 3 uses.

The VP told medical practitioners the Chronic Non Communicable Disease is gaining among a more sedentary population, with one person in 12 now who has the NCD while one of 2 people can have diabetes yet be unaware of it until it's too late.

The VP told medical practitioners the Chronic Non Communicable Disease is gaining among a more sedentary population, with one person in 12 now who has the NCD while one of 2 people can have diabetes yet be unaware of it until it’s too late.

The conference finishes this afternoon with an Interactive Public Lecture on the different areas which diabetes can affect, this is open to all Barbadians, it takes place at the Hilton from 5:30 pm including Dr Kenneth George from the Ministry of Health along with Ms Belton of the IDF.

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