Diabetes Fair opens with lecture tonight

POSTED: 06/15/12 12:31 PM

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell is calling on the community to attend the Diabetes Foundation of St. Maarten will be having its 14th Annual Diabetes Fair at the Belair Community Center on Saturday. The two-day fair actually kicks off on Friday with an information session for men. The theme of the fair is “Education is the key to knowledge” will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and includes information sessions for English-speaking persons. This includes a session with a podiatrist (foot care specialist).

Arrindell believes people should use the opportunity to gather as much information about diabetes as they can. She urges people to look at how to enjoy a quality healthy lifestyle while living with diabetes.

“I commend the Diabetes Foundation of St. Maarten for their annual organization of their fair and I encourage the community to inform themselves about diabetes by visiting the fair on Saturday, where they will receive a wealth of information about the subject,” Arrindell said.

Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is also urging especially men to attend Friday night’s lecture “Men and their Diabetes” which is being jointly put on by the department and the St. Maarten Lions Club

“As men’s health is identified on the Calendar of Health Observances, it is an opportunity for men to attain as much information as necessary but also to build networks in their approach to ensure a healthy lifestyle and to mitigate diabetes as much as possible and if not for them, think about your family members and friends. All men are encouraged to attend and bring along a family member or a friend,” a release states.


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