Fijian Diabetes Epidemic

According to the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised alarm over an “epidemic” of obesity in Fiji, which increases the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). UNICEF Pacific Representative Jonathan Veitch said two-thirds of adults in Fiji are already overweight or obese and the number of overweight children is also […]

Hospital Admissions due to Diabetes

30 percent of Hospital Admissions in Trinidad & Tobago due to diabetes Trinidad and Tobago Senator, Charrise Seepersad, raised her concern that 30 per cent of admissions to TT’s hospitals were due to diabetes. Speaking in the Senate during the mid-year budget review, she proposed the consumption of wholesome, locally-grown foodstuffs to counter rising rates […]