The Barbados Drug Service in association with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation presents:
Diabetes & Your Mental Health
(Free Public Lecture – No CPE Credit)
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael
Pre-Event Activities: 5.00PM-7.00PM
(Health Checks, Displays, Sampling, Giveaways & more)
Dr. Tania Whitby-Best, GP
Dr. Kadisha Doughlin, Psychiatrist
About the Event
Individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorder diagnoses. Among the wide-ranging conditions associated with diabetes, mental health issues are probably among the most overlooked, despite their potential to compromise self-management and increase risk for serious short- and long-term complications, which can result in blindness, amputations, stroke, cognitive decline, decreased quality of life, and premature death. This public lecture explores the intricacies of diabetes and mental health, prevention and management strategies and the resources available in Barbados to assist in the mitigation of this condition.
Pre-event activities start at 5pm and include: Free blood sugar and blood pressure checks; product displays, sampling, diabetes education, giveaways and more. Transportation will be provided to the Princess Alice & Fairchild Street Bus Terminals by the Transport Board.
All are invited to attend. No CPE credit is available for health professionals.
Special thank to our part sponsors: Abott Nutrition, AA Laquis, Pharmacy Sales Caribbean for assisting in making this event possible.