Debbie Jones

Ms Debbie Jones from Bermuda is currently a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). She is coordinator of the Diabetes Centre of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and coordinator of clinical trials at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda. In the past, she has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the IDF North American Region (2003-2006).

Ms Debbie Jones is currently a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). She is coordinator of the Diabetes Centre of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and coordinator of clinical trials at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda. In the past, she has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the IDF North American Region (2003-2006).

Ms Jones has been involved in many activities aimed at improving diabetes education and the quality of life of people with diabetes. She spearheaded the opening of the Diabetes Centre of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and was the co-facilitator of “Train the Trainer” – Diabetes Educator - programmes in the Caribbean. She has also been responsible for a number of projects, such as “Pump Start”, a programme placing people with insulin-dependant diabetes on the insulin pump; the ‘Obesity workshop’ , a joint programme with the Ministry of Health and Education tackling obesity among Bermuda’s schoolchildren; and ‘Health for Success’, a school-based programme aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.

Ms Jones has focused her research on diabetes and stress and was the coordinator and study nurse at the Bermuda Centre for the DREAM and ORIGIN trials. She has written numerous articles on diabetes education and diabetes epidemiology projects in Bermuda. 

Ms Jones founded the Bermuda Diabetes Association (BDA), of which she was also the President. She is currently the editor of Alert, the magazine of the BDA.