PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 14, 2017 – Over 60% of diabetes cases in The Turks and Caicos are women said the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit Director, Aldora Robinson. As the Turks and Caicos Islands joins the rest of the world in marking World Diabetes Day, which is today, the country agrees with the global theme which points to the fact that women are outpacing men when it comes to developing diabetes.
Mrs. Robinson said, “It is more difficult for women who have diabetes to become pregnant and in instances where they do, they are at risk of severe complications. We as women must take better care of our health and we need to act now.”
The 2017 theme of World Diabetes Day, which is actually being marked simultaneously by 160 countries is, Women and Diabetes, “Our right to a healthy future”.