Diabetes and women

1 in 10 women are living with diabetes while many do not have access to education, treatment and care.

For this year, the World Diabetes Day is ‘Diabetes & Women’ and focuses on awareness about gestational diabetes.

The Pacific International Hospital, together with Diabetes Association of PNG & National Capital District Health, will run free diabetes screening across all NCD urban clinics for the whole month of November starting tomorrow, November 14th, at 9:30am at City Pharmacy Central Waigani.

The test includes free blood sugar testing, body mass index and blood pressure check along with total cholesterol test.

There is also a planned awareness session for corporate women by an experienced obstetrician, who will educate them about gestational diabetes.

(Picture: The Sun)

Carolyn Ure