As part of the “Integrated Team-Based Care Model for Diabetes, Prediabetes Local health practitioners have been meeting at the Methodist Church Hall this week, in a consultation and workshop

This week’s consultation and workshop are the first of three components of the capacity building project for the prevention and control of diabetes; a partnership between the Governments of the Republic of China on Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The main objective to design a model of care for type 2 diabetes that is integrated, team based, patient-centered and addresses lifestyle risk factors and self-management.

Speaking at a brief ceremony to officially open the workshop on Monday of this week – Chief Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Health Patsy Wyllie,

Applauded the partnership which she said has an investment of two million dollars.

Wyllie said that they are fully aware of the impact of diabetes on individuals, families and the country and that the investment and expertise of the Taiwanese is welcomed in the fight against diabetes in SVG.

The one-week consultation and workshop will also seek to develop strategies for the early detection and management of in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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