The Barbados Diabetes Foundation
The Barbados Diabetes Foundation (BDF) was formed in 2001 as a mechanism for providing a holistic approach to the management of diabetes in Barbados. It benefited from a grant from a private foundation based in Liechtenstein to construct a specialist diabetes center. We are proud of our latest achievement the new Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean opened in 2014 in Barbados.Read more
Take a look at some of the diabetes treatments and services we offer. If you have a specific request you can give us a call or submit an enquiry.
Diabetes specialist physician consultations & in-house laboratory testing
Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Private consultations, Management of medications and blood sugar control
Individual exercise consultation with exercise specialist
Nail cutting, Corn and Callus Removal, Biomechanical assessment
Have your HBA1C, cholesterol, kidney function and other tests done inhouse.
Get nutrition advice and details on what and how much to eat.
Our Diabetes Blog
Research has found a strong connection between diabetes and sleep issues. Diabetics often suffer from sleep loss. And sleep loss can increase the likelihood of developing diabetes and exacerbate the symptoms for someone already dealing with the disease.
By Victoria Cox, MSc, Registered Dietitian Diabetes is a chronic disease that many Barbadians are living with, and that many Barbadians struggle to control through diet. The food that we eat can have a huge impact on our blood glucose or blood sugar levels, and thus on the management of diabetes. Here are 5 tips to help you control your blood sugar through nutrition:
As always, prevention is better than cure. A good daily foot care routine will help keep your feet healthy and assist in avoiding complications associated with diabetes. We all know that there is a serious issue in Barbados when it comes to foot care and diabetics. Be smart and put the extra effort in caring for your feet.