Right to A Healthy Future
Many do not have access to education, treatment and care. Act today to change tomorrow.
Women and Diabetes
Diabetes is a leading cause of death among women. Access to essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information are key to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. Act today to change tomorrow.
Utility of BMI and Abdominal Obesity Indices
Globally, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood is increasing. In the Caribbean, at least one in every five children carries unhealthy weight, and risks developing chronic diseases like diabetes in adulthood. In Trinidad and Tobago one in four, one in three, and 25% of school-aged children have been reported to be overweight or obese. This study examined the prevalence of overweight and obesity among 6 to 13 year-old Tobagonian school children utilizing body mass index (BMI) and other abdominal obesity indices, and described the relationships among them.
As of 2014, around 387 million people worldwide have diabetes. What is the cause of this disease, and what is the difference between the two types? Here, we take a brief look.
Signs and Symptoms
Ahead of World Diabetes Day, and the Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree, here are a few facts and figures about diabetes. These statistics give a sense of the global scale of the problem, and the solution that we have to work to achieve. Check it out using the link below.
Eyes on Diabetes
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is “Eyes on Diabetes”. The year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of preventing and screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.
Optimizing Community Diabetes Prevention
This is a summary of a project undertaken by the BCDF in conjunction with TATT. The goal was to expand the range and reach of an existing structured community diabetes education, prevention, control and self-management programme available to individuals/families and communities in Tobago who have, or are at risk for diabetes mellitus. Read on to view a presentation with the results of the project.
Healthy Eating and Diabetes Workshop
View the presentation from the BCDF Healthy Eating and Diabetes workshop. This was presented at the Belle Garden Community Center on July 1 and 2, 2015. Look through the presentation and get a better understanding of food. Feel free to download and share the presentation as well.
How to Eat a Balanced Diet
It is important to eat a varied and well-balanced diet, especially when you are trying to lose weight to manage your diabetes. Cutting calories should not lead to cutting nutrition.
Nutrients in Food
We obtain nutrients from the foods we eat. Foods supply us with energy, or calories. To keep your body running, you need three types of food: carbohydrates, protein, and fat