World Diabetes Day observance in La Romaine
On Saturday 24th November, 2018 the La Romaine Health Centre in conjunction with the La Romaine Diabetic Support Group hosted their 4th Annual World Diabetes Day Walkathon, aerobic Burnout, Health Education Session and Health Fair. These activities were in keeping with the theme The family and diabetes and brought much needed attention to the psychological and economic impact of diabetes on families. Attendees were able to access free influenza vaccine shots and health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI.
At the various booths solutions were offered as to how to improve the quality of life by managing diabetes, recognising its symptoms and identifying the risks of unchecked diabetes that can lead to strokes, heart attacks and kidney diseases and loss of eyesight.