Barbadian Entertainers join forces for Diabetic Benefit
Diabetes affects 1 in 5 adults in Barbados and is a costly disease. From kidney disease to eye disease to amputations it affects the productivity of the country as it cuts down many working people.
Multidisciplinary diabetes care is a team approach to providing diabetes support, education, intervention and prevention. Under the theme “Digging Deeper – More Than Meets The Eye” the 2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Diabetes Conference will gather a host of Barbadian, Caribbean and international health professionals, all key players in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
This year’s conference from June 18th to 19th, 2016 at the Savannah Beach Hotel, in beautiful Barbados will feature main and simultaneous sessions with a special focus on Urological and Endocrine Issues. Sessions will cover the areas of Paediatric Diabetes, Obesity, Pregnancy, Neuropathy, Medical Management and more along with Clinical Updates.
Other guest speakers include Helene Charlebois – Canadian Nutrition Coach & Obesity Expert, Miami-based Podiatric Surgeon Dr. Christopher Blanco among others. Barbados also welcomes the top Caribbean and International diabetes practitioners to its sunny shores for the best in networking and knowledge-sharing.
Sessions will be practical and interactive giving the participant the various evidence-based tools they need to better manage their diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. Before it officially starts, there‘ll be a special public lecture focusing on Obesity and Diabetes, embracing the main focus – the wider community. This maximizes the outreach and impact of the event increasing the value for all involved.
Once all the hard work is squared off? Top Barbadian Artistes are coming together for a worthy cause for “Sweetness” – The Premiere Showcase of Barbados’ finest performers. The Plantation Garden Theatre on June 19, 7pm will be the venue for this stellar cast of 100% Bajan music in the genres of soca, calypso, spouge, jazz and more.
Funds are needed to raise awareness, encourage prevention and for the general mitigation of the disease. The Barbados Diabetes Foundation through its charity work and its new Multidisciplinary Diabetes Treatment Centre in Warrens needs the support to continue to tackle this serious health crisis.