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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Guyana Diabetic Association

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For the Guyana Diabetic Association for the pass few months the Association have built a stronger partnership with the Ministry of Health of Guyana. We have done joint projects The Ministry held the out of town activities with the Secretary of the Association attending. The Association held a workshop for the Diabetes day November in Georgetown at the YWCA Auditorium Theme "No Child Should die of Complications of Diabetes". More than 30 persons attended this session. Free Blood Glucose tests were done for participants. Exercise was one of the activities done on the program. Balance meals were served.

The President of the GDA sat on the planning committee of the Diabetes Activities and was part of the instrumental team the got the Ministry to purchase Novo 30 Insulin Pens for children with Diabetes. A very big step towards children's care. Insulin was also provided at the launching March 8, 2009 at the Children Camp held March 7 & 8, 2009.

The President of the GDA sits on the country's NCD meetings.

Regards Glynis Alonzo-Beaton
Guyana Diabetic Association (GDA)

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