Did You Know?


Did you know ...?

… Diabetes accounts for 35% of all deaths in the 45 to 65age 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.

… 33% of Afro-Trinidadian patients attending health facilities in the country are both diabetic and hypertensive.

… An older study in the Pan American Journal of Public Health explored the relationship among gender, attendance at outpatient clinics and compliance with treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes in Trinidad. The study found:

• More women than men attend clinics; their compliance with treatment regimen was better than in men.

• Men were more likely to engage in health risk behaviors such as drinking and smoking.

• There was no marked gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Trinidad.

• The number of persons (more than 20 years old) with diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago is predicted to increase from 39,000 in the year 2000 to 86,000 by year 2025.

No marked gender difference. Diabetes predicted to increase