Diabetes - its prevalence in Antigua and Barbuda and prevention strategies.
Nov 11, 2020 12:30 PM
Ms. Samantha Moitt
Diabetes - its prevalence in Antigua and Barbuda and prevention strategies.
In doing our part to bring awareness to diabetes, we were pleased to have Ms. Samantha Moitt, Chief Nutrition Officer as the guest speaker at today’s meeting. Ms. Moitt presented on Diabetes - its prevalence in Antigua and Barbuda and prevention strategies. The highly anticipated and informative session promoted many discussions and questions.
Did you know that diabetes is one of the top three causes of death in Antigua and Barbuda?
Did you know that over 60% of the adult population are either overweight or obese?
If uncontrolled, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. Persons are therefore encouraged to be aware of some tips to help reduce their risk of developing diabetes. These include:
• Managing your weight
• Exercising regularly
• Eating a balanced, healthy diet
• Limiting takeaway and processed foods
• Limiting your alcohol intake and Quit smoking
• Controlling your blood pressure