Seminar aims to help medics tackle diabetes

Make text smaller Make text larger

  • Simone Barton, chief executive of the Bermuda Heart Foundation (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Simone Barton, chief executive of the Bermuda Heart Foundation (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


The Bermuda Heart Foundation and New York-Presbyterian Hospital are partnering to host a seminar this weekend.

The seminar is intended to help local medical experts learn more about advancements in cardiology and nephrology.

Simone Barton, chief executive of the Bermuda Heart Foundation, said the seminar was important given the island’s high rates of diabetes.

She said: “We believe that if we’re going to be successful in reversing the increase of new diabetics and managing the current population with the disease, it is going to take a village.

“It is also going to take a multi-pronged approach because the complications from the disorder can be many.

“If uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, chronic pain and amputations.”

Ms Barton said that about 30 per cent of those with type 1 diabetes and up to 40 per cent with type 2 diabetes, eventually suffer from kidney failure.

She added: “Bermuda Heart Foundation stands as a strong advocate to making a difference and we firmly believe that the greatest benefits can be achieved with awareness and prevention.”

Several speakers are scheduled to take the stage as part of the seminar, including doctors Christopher Irobunda and David Serer from New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

The event will take place at the Hamilton Princess from 8am to 1pm.

To confirm attendance, call 232-2673 or e-mail info@bermuda heartfoundation.bm.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Feb 1, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 1, 2018 at 6:48 am)

Seminar aims to help medics tackle diabetes

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "Who do you think will win the World Cup?"
    • Argentina
    • 5%
    • Belgium
    • 12%
    • Brazil
    • 20%
    • England
    • 16%
    • France
    • 6%
    • Germany
    • 9%
    • Portugal
    • 25%
    • Spain
    • 8%
    • Total Votes: 4375
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries