Georgetown :49 children with type 1 diabetes mellitus today participated in the Ministry of Health’s annual diabetic youth camp at the Splashmins Resort, Soesdyke where they were educated on their medical condition, administering medication, nutrition, foot care and management and coping skills.
Additionally, they benefited from a hamper each valued $40, 000 containing medical supplies such as glucometers, test strips, lancets, prep pads, novo pens and novo fine needles. The supplies will last them until January next year.
This initiative is a collaborative effort between the Health Ministry and the private sector, and is aimed at educating the children, along with their parents about the disease and how they can manage it.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud presented the items to the children and said that from all reports there were lots of successes from children with diabetes as it relates to their academic and social lives.
Dr. Persaud said that the ministry has been placing a lot of effort on the programme in order to ensure that the children live a full life and contribute to nation building.