The tropical island of St. Lucia really is in paradise; however, it has a health crisis on its hands. Diabetes is the number one killer on the island and with a population of less than 200,000 people; St. Lucia also has the unenviable title of having the highest rate of diabetes in the world!
Many people around the world suffer from Diabetes and here in the UK, there are over 3 millions sufferers. Diabetes is a condition whereby your blood sugar level is far too high, because the body is unable to process and burn sugar properly, due to the lack of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and its job is to regulate the flow of sugar into your blood cells.
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Kidney Failure
- Heart Disease
The St. Lucian Diabetes Project UK is a registered charity and will soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary! The Project promotes the health and wellbeing for diabetics, by providing health education on the prevention and management of diabetes through public workshops and clinics as seen in This Video. Every 2 years a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and podiatrists that specialise in diabetes visit St. Lucia to run these workshops to empower and educate both medical staff, patients and the general public on the island.
If more people took the approach of “prevention is better than cure”, then this attitude would drastically reduce the amount of diabetes cases. One of the sure signs on the road to diabetes is obesity, especially belly fat Keeping your weight under control, a balanced diet, reducing your sugar intake and very importantly, EXERCISE will reduce the risks of diabetes.
The charity’s forthcoming Dinner & Dance event is an opportunity to raise much neded funds for the Project to continue the brilliant work that they are doing. Please support a worthy cause by either attending the event, making a donation or simply forwarding this to 10 friends!
- WHAT: Diabetes Charity Dinner & Dance!
- WHEN: Saturday 24th November 2012 from 7pm.
- WHERE: The Holiday Inn – Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.
- HOW MUCH:£45 dinner and dance, £12 dance only..
- CONTACT: 0758-867 7504.
- ONLINE: www.SaintLuciaDiabetes.DJMrP.com
NOTES: Please support a worthy cause