Diabetes: Special Populations, Special Considerations – Nov 12

Diabetes: Special Populations, Special Considerations

Sunday, 12 November 2017


3 W’s Pavilion, UWI Cavehill, St. Michael, Barbados

Between the ages of 45 and 64 years, roughly one in six Barbadian adults report a diagnosis of diabetes, and at 65 years and older, more than one in three adults report that they have diabetes. Similar to hypertension, diabetes is often ‘silent’, with few specific symptoms. Table 28 shows the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes plus individuals with fasting glucose above the diagnostic threshold. The overall prevalence of all diabetes using these criteria is close to one in five (19%) of all Barbadian adults, and in those aged 65 years and over it approaches one in two (46%). (Health of the Nation Survey, Core Findings 2015)


There is much to consider with regards to Diabetes in Barbados. It wreaks havoc on individuals, families and the society as a whole. With the high prevalence of the condition, healthcare professionals are faced with Diabetes in many of the populations they serve. From the elderly living at home to the elderly in long term care facilities to inmates in the prison population, special considerations need to be taken in treatment approach, choice of medication, desired outcomes and more.   This continuing medical education event places special emphasis on some of these populations and also incorporates the World Diabetes Day 2017 Theme of “Women in Diabetes”.


Topics include:


Treatment Considerations in Elderly Patients: Community and Long Term Care

Managing Diabetes in the Prison Population

Women and Diabetes

Diabetes in the HIV Population

Dental Considerations in Patients with Diabetes

Perioperative considerations for the patient with Diabetes

Insulin Workshop

Other topics to be announced

Full programme to be announced.


BDS$175 – Physicians

BDS$135 – Nurses & Allied Health

BDS$100 – Students (with ID)


RSVP: www.hibiscushealtthcaribbean.eventbrite.com


Register and pay by Nov 10, 2017 to secure pricing. An additional $25.00 applies to all payments made after Nov 10, 2017 and at the door.



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