World Diabetes Day will be observed on Friday and this year’s campaign marks the first of a three year focus on healthy living and Diabetes.
The day has been designated by the World Health Organization in response to the growing concern about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.
Latest estimates from the International Diabetic Federation indicate that there are 382-million persons living with Diabetes.
Senior Nursing Officer at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Rosita King says this year’s activities are addressing the topic of healthy eating and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.
Sister King says a Health Fair will be held at the Kingstown Vegetable Market on Friday to coincide with World Diabetes Day.