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@Health holds Diabetic open day

22 May 2010 No Comment

by Johannes A Snyman

The @Health Diabetic Centre, Centurion held their annual Diabetic open day on Saturday, April 17 at their premises in Lyttelton.

According to Doctor Dan Jackson of @Health, the purpose of the day was to create awareness among the public regarding the dangers and threats of the epidemic of diabetes.

Free diabetic tests, including blood sugar and blood pressure tests were available through out the day.

“This was the fourth year that @Health holds an open event like this and already the numbers in people interested are escalating,” Dr. Jackson said. “We are without doubt the oldest diabetic centre in Centurion and on a day like this we go the extra mile by having individual conversations with people interested in knowing more about diabetes and how to prevent becoming a victim of the condition.”

Dr. Jackson is currently busy with a post graduate diploma in Diabetes from the University of Cardiff in Wales.

He also mentioned that the team at the diabetic centre which consists of himself, who specializes in the treatment of diabetic patients, a psychologist, a dietician, an educational officer and an optometrist, are more then capable of handling all diabetic cases.

“We encourage all the members in the team to keep studying and to stay on top of all the new information and development regarding Diabetes.”

Dr. Jackson, who also works in Ireland, added that the @Health Centre is in the process of doubling their capacity and being one of three centres of excellence in Centurion.

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