Getting theatrical about diabetes

In the latest edition of Diabetes Voice, read about IDF's BRIDGES project to promote diabetes education and prevention through community theatre in Fiji.

Many Pacific Island nations are experiencing a diabetes epidemic: 40% of the adult population of Nauru is affected by the disease, as is 26% of adults in Samoa, and 25% in both the Indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian groups in Fiji. These high prevalences have been attributed to increasing levels of urbanisation,changes in diet and, increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

Many Pacific Island nations are experiencing a diabetes epidemic

BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme of the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes. BRIDGES funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes to provide the opportunity to ‘translate’ lessons learned from clinical research to those who can benefit most: people affected by diabetes.

Read the Diabetes Voice article

More details on the Fiji programme.