Bahamas Diabetic Association
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The Bahamas Diabetic Association was established in 1986 by Ethel Knowles and Diana Pinder, women in the community who at that time both had children suffering with diabetes. These women felt the need to establish a support group in an effort to bring together parents facing the same challenge.
As time progressed, other persons in the community suffering from diabetes became aware of what was happening and the advantages of being a part of this movement. As a result more persons partnered with Ethel and Diana and it is through their combined efforts that the Bahamas Diabetic Association was formed.
Our office is is located on East Street North just opposite East Street Gospel Chapel and our doors are open five days a week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
We offer many basic services to the community such as glucose testing. which is done on a daily basis. The Association also stocks items for sale such as glucose strips and machines. We also provide a free educational program for persons recently diagnosed with diabetes. This service is also extended to our members families as a way of offering support and creating an awareness of the implications of the disease on their loved ones and the family as a whole. Feel free to contact us at any time during our hours of operation to assist you with your needs
In order to keep abreast with current medical advances in diabetes research, the association makes every effort to ensure that our staff and volunteers attend health fairs and local health conferences whenever and wherever possible.