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Diabetes Forum held in Belmopan

As part of World Diabetes Day, a forum for students was held today in Belmopan. Pauline SoberanisTillett reports.

Pauline Soberanis Tillett

“High School’s Diabetes Summit was held this morning at the University of Belize Jaguar Auditorium in Belmopan. The topic for this summit was ‘Killer Cycle- The complications caused by diabetes”. Love News spoke to Sharon Palacio Moro the organizer of the day’s event and Dr. Ivan DePaz an internist at the Western Regional Hospital.”

Sharon Palacio Moro

“Diabetes Type 2 is reversible and the young people that we had today the idea is that they are the very ones who will be able to educate their parents, and friends regarding killer diabetes and as you rightly said the cycle that we are looking at, we call it the killer cycle and the complications caused by diabetes.”

Dr. Ivan DePaz

“I believe that educating the children is an excellent idea because they are the future of Belize. We can still put a seed of change in their minds so that they can see the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the visits to the healthcare facilities in order to treat conditions on time and avoid the devastating complications of diabetes.”