APRIL 2019

Since 1979, we have been the driving force for advocacy and education, providing medications and specialized counselling support for those with diabetes. We tirelessly continue to impress upon the Bermuda community the seriousness of diabetes and its complications, both individually for the person and family affected by the disease, and collectively by virtue of the huge financial burden it places on the Bermuda community as a whole.

 

Bermuda spends in excess of $50 million each year on complications related to diabetes such as kidney disease, heart failure, blindness and amputations, which can almost entirely be prevented with appropriate intervention, education, medication and support.  That is $1 million dollars a week!

 

Bermuda Diabetes Association, as the lead agency for diabetes, has the responsibility to ensure that those with diabetes, especially the financially disadvantaged, have access to essential medicines and that through awareness and education we can take appropriate action to stem the tide of this epidemic.

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