Second ISPAD Caribbean Workshop


ISPAD LogoThe second ISPAD  workshop to be conducted in the Caribbean will be held in St Lucia, October 1-2, 2011 at the Bay Gardens Hotel.
The theme is” Managing Children with Diabetes from Theory to Practice”. The programme is in the draft stage  and will be soon be circulated.
I am sure the persons who participated in last years workshop  are eagerly anticipating this second workshop. If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Shelly McFarlane
Project Manager
North American and the Caribbean Region
International Diabetes Federation
Tel: 876 8980673

Wacky Walk for Dominica Diabetes

The Hereford Wye Valley Rotary club organizes a fund raiser for Dominica

Battling the world’s biggest killer – DIABETES

The Rotary club of Hereford Wye Valley in the UK wants to help Dominica fund the SbS (Step by Step) diabetic footcare project. So, as one of their many efforts to raise funds they are organizing this weekend their Wacky Walk.

Lower limb amputations due to diabetes contribute to a high mortality rate. The Hereford project, working in conjunction with the International Diabetes Federation and Rotary clubs in Ohio, USA and Dominica, aims to train nurses and surgeons in the techniques required to halt these deaths and secure the future of children in the affected communities through preventative action.

Find out more about this great initiative by clicking on the images below so you can see the full size poster and the entry form.
Donations without participating in the walk are always welcome. Just contact the Rotary club of Hereford or visit their web page at

Hereford Wye Valley Wacky Walk 2011 Poster

Hereford Wye Valley Wacky Walk 2011 Entry Form

Walk the course to stop diabetic foot ampiutations

ISPAD 2011

ISPAD 37th Annual Meeting in Miami

The 37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes with the theme “Possibilities for Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications” will feature a variety of topics from the latest diabetes research as well as symposia, plenary sessions, poster presentations and workshops addressing the cutting edge science of pediatric diabetes care.


Hereford Wye Valley Rotary Club

Rotary of Hereford Hereford Wye Valley Rotary Footcare project

The Rotary Club of Hereford in England has chosen the Dominica Diabetes Association as one of their international projects.

At the moment they are preparing a fund raising event to help the Association cover the costs of the Step by Step Foot Care Project.
We hope to realize this project in 2011.

Please see the page Downloads for more information about the Step by Step Foot Care Project.

More information regarding the Hereford Wye Valley Rotary Club can be found on

Events in March and April 2011

Mr. Michael Belle, Podiatrist from Barbados, held an educational session on “foot care for the diabetic” on March 16, 2011 at the Roseau Health Centre.  Members as well as non members of Diabetes Association attended.

The Grand Bay Branch of the Dominica Diabetes Association will hold its second annual general meeting on March 31, 2011 at the Grand Bay Community Centre from 9:30 am -12:30 pm.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca Euzebe will conduct a practical foot care demonstration at that meeting.  Nurse Euzebe is also a member of the Executive of the Dominica Diabetes Association.

A practical foot care demonstration will be conducted at the Roseau Health Centre on April07, 2011 at 4:30 pm