In The Bahamas 10,100 cases of Diabetes are undiagnosed

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of ill health and death in The Bahamas. Here at the Diabetes Education Network we wholeheartedly believe that it doesn’t have to be this way. To start with, lets look at the data. In 2015 The Bahamas had an estimated 2015 population of 387,500. According to the data from the IDF, in 2015 there were..

36,000 Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes

10,100 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed

This data reflects the Bahamian at a deeper level than numbers. Each figure represents a work colleague, a family member, a friend and even you.

Awareness is the key in the prevention of diabetes and its complications. The first step is easy to do and you can do it right now! By taking the Test2Prevent online screening assessment.

Diabetes Education Network is proud to support World Diabetes Day. It is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation. Each year the IDF focuses on a specific topic. For 2016 the spotlight is on screening. To identify those at risk of diabetes. And according to the data that’s 10,100 Bahamians.

The aim of Diabetes Education Network is to support is to achievement of 1 MILLION INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS recorded on the World Diabetes Day website during the month of November by the IDF. And to identify those at risk of Diabetes in The Bahamas.

Take the test below. It will take you to the American Diabetes Association website online assessment.  If you find out you are at risk, or maybe you have Diabetes and need some support contact…

Nurse Anita Cates, Caribbean Certified Diabetes Educator by clicking here

Click here to take the Test2Prevent

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References

worldpopulationreview.com

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