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Diabetes Expo opens

Podiatrists Simone McConnie and Natasha Glodon-Lewis discuss issues of the feet with assistant Ava Robinson (right) and another exhibitor (left).

A two-day Diabetes Global Village Exposition is underway at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The health care symposium, which opened this morning, will focus on the treatment of diabetes. The event includes a diverse line up of presenters such as consultant diabetologist, Dr, Carol Gayle, who will speak on the topic Oral Agents – Getting the Choice Right; Esther Selman, on Diet – What You Need to Know; Dr. Renee Best, Exercise: Health and Glycemic Control; and Dr. Colette George, Safe and Effective Use of Insulin.

Members of the public would also benefit from discussions on Diabetes Control – Barriers to Adherence by Trudy Griffith and Hypoglycemic Avoidance, Recognition and Treatment by Tracy Bushell.

The symposium, sponsored by the Barbados Diabetes Association in conjunction with the National Diabetes Education Task Force, is geared toward improving the overall health care management of patients with diabetes.

It is also part of the annual Diabetes Global Village Expo and is titled Blood Glucose Control: A Comprehensive Approach. This coincides with diabetes awareness week of activities. (EJ)

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