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BVI Diabetes Association sees increased visitors – 2012 report

-aims to educate Territory’s entire school population by 2015
A recent screening exercise the BVI Diabetes Association held in collaboration with Caribbean Insurers Limited. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Diabetes Association reports that since it has moved to the ground floor of the Georges Building at 54 Main Street, visits to the Resource Centre have increased significantly to a point where additional staff is needed to cope with the demand.

This is contained in the BVI Diabetes Association 2012 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements, laid on the table of the House of Assembly on April 17, 2014.

The Awareness and Activity Report for 2012, “Thus far we have seen a marked increase in the area of awareness and there has been a significant increase in the sale of supplies, at cost, to members as well as the general public.”

According to the Association, a total of 2,200 students and teachers in the Territory were part of outreach sessions in 2012. However, the Association reported that getting into schools could be difficult, “because we are not part of their curriculum…”

It said that despite the challenges in getting into some schools, other schools have requested the programme and it is the aim of the Association to educate the entire school population by 2015.

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