Monday, December 17, 2018

Bank of Saint Lucia Observes Diabetes Awareness Month

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Press Release:–   In observance of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, Bank of Saint Lucia embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at sensitizing employees on the prevention, management and ultimately the reversal of diabetes. 

Among these engagements was an enriching two-hour session by Dr. Tanya Beaubrun, an integrative family physician specializing in metabolic and nutritional medicine; a certified wellness and lifestyle empowerment coach; motivational speaker and author.  The session was open to all employees, however was aimed at targeting those who are diabetic, pre-diabetic and at risk of becoming diabetic.

The institution has also been supporting ongoing awareness efforts by participating in “Blue Fridays”. Through this initiative, staff were encouraged to wear blue every Friday throughout the month of November. Furthermore, a small contribution of $5 has been made by employees who opt to wear blue, of which proceeds will be donated to the St Lucia Diabetic and Hypertensive Association.

Manager of Human Resource Administration, Gisele Auguste explained, “As an indigenous organization, we recognize our responsibility to contribute towards building awareness about Diabetes, given the volume of our citizens impacted by it. With this in mind, as part of Bank of Saint Lucia’s employee health and wellness programme, we remain proactive year round, to not only engage employees, but to equip them with the necessary consciousness to support those around them. This is attested by the bank’s many years of participating in, and supporting awareness efforts, including Breast Cancer, Lupus and Down Syndrome, among others.”

Bank of Saint Lucia encourages all Saint Lucians to continue to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles as we work towards becoming more proactive in the fight against diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

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