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World Diabetes Day
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World Diabetes Day News Update

The BCDF celebrated World Diabetes Day 2009 in grand style with its Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree at the Cyd Gray Stadium, Roxborough, Tobago on November 14th, 2009.

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Marc-Anthoni

BCDF

Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree

Experience World Diabetes Day! Saturday 14th November 2009. Join us for Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree Roxborough Sporting Complex, Tobago

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Diabetes Poster Competition

Primary School Poster Competition

Poster design is an expression of creativity and technical aptitude. Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation has launched a poster competition on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2009 (14th November, 2009). This initiative seeks to raise awareness among Tobagonians about the serious impact of diabetes and its complications, and the importance of diabetes prevention. The theme of World Diabetes Day for 2009 is Diabetes Education and Prevention.

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Diabetic Eye Disease: Eye-Q Test

Do you know that diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness? If you have diabetes, do you know how to reduce your risk of visual loss? Read on for 10 facts on Diabetic Eye Disease.

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10 Breast Cancer Myths

Ten common myths and misconceptions about breast cancer are dispelled. Read on to avoid making these common mistakes.

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BCDF is Making Inroads

In addition to community level and large-scale diabetes education, Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) is committed to working with individuals on a one-on-one basis. Feedback reaching BCDF from one such individual indicates that we made a major contribution to the nutrition education of a person newly diagnosed with diabetes.

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Annette Gordon

Annette Gordon
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The Down and Up Sides of Diabetes

Annette Gordon says that for nearly twenty years, she ignored her diabetes. Neglecting her diabetes cost Annette her vision and her teeth. Now 61, she wants to make sure that others do not make the same mistake. "The doctors kept trying to talk to me about the diabetes, but I felt fine," she says. "I thought there could not be anything really wrong with me." Annette says. "I'm going to shout it from the housetop," she adds, "what a fool I was!"

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Did You Know?

Diabetes accounts for 35% of all deaths in the 45 to 65 age group in Trinidad and Tobago. The available data suggest that in Trinidad and Tobago, one in 8 adults are living with diabetes. Diabetes is more prevalent among Indo-Trinidadians than Afro-Trinidadians.

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BCDF Adds RSS Feed

To add to the user-friendliness of the website we have added an RSS feed for our recent news. Using this syndication strategy we hope to be able to reach out to more people by giving you easier and greater access to the content we have available. If you subscribe to our feed using your favorite feedreader, updates made to the website will be delivered to you as they are published. We hope that with this new connectedness we can keep you involved in the operations of the BCDF.

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Fliers

BCDF
Fliers from Foundation Launch

Our Official Launch

Belle Garden, Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, 28th December, 2008. Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) was officially launched at the Belle Garden Community Centre.

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