Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 23, 2020 (ZIZ News): Diabetes and COVID19 will be the topic of discussion when the St. Kitts Diabetes Association resumes its quarterly meeting on July 26th at 3pm.
Public Relations Officer for the St. Kitts Diabetes Association Dr. Reginald O’Loughlin told ZIZ news the topic comes at a time when the focus has moved away from some of the existing conditions like diabetes and have been geared toward preparing for covid19.
He said persons must recognise that diabetes still exists and will continue to exist in the aftermath of COVID19.
“I think some people have dropped the ball in relation to diabetes because the focus is so much on coronavirus. Some people have forgotten the importance of doing your regular exercise, and basically complying with the recommendations of the St. Kitts Diabetes Association abbreviated T.E.E.M—regular testing, exercise, eating right and medication in a disciplined fashion. So we need to underline that particular phenomenon to remember those things and once you’re a diabetic you are at somewhat higher risk, based upon the data available, you are at higher risk for having more deleterious consequences from the coronavirus situation.”
He said the meeting will take the form of a panel discussion.
He said the hosting of the meeting will be consistent with stipulated regulations for Covid19.
Transportation for the meeting of the St. Kitts Diabetes Association will be provided by GT109 starting in Old Road at 2pm via Sandy Point and St. Pauls then via Cayon into Basseterre, stopping at each health center across the island.