“The Nurse and Diabetes” is this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Development Fund (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by Diabetes.
It is marked every year on November 14th, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.
Junior Minister of Health here on Nevis, the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, spoke of nurses’ importance as a whole:
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes High Blood sugar.
With Diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it makes.
The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. Mrs. Brandy-Williams said the Government is committed to investing in nurses: