Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019

Rotary Club of St. Maarten and WIMA to host Diabetes Conference

Rotary Club - WIMA

~ NAGICO is the Platinum Sponsor ~

PHILIPSBURG – The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, in conjunction with the Windward Islands Medical Association, and their Platinum Sponsor, NAGICO Insurances, will hold a conference for medical professionals on the state of Diabetes treatment and care on St. Maarten on October 11 – 12, 2019 at the Belair Community Center. The conference is expected to be attended by more than 100 medical professionals from around the region, and 5 international experts in the field of Diabetes.

A FREE Public Meeting on Diabetes will precede the medical conference on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019 at the Belair Community Center at 6:45 PM. “All members of our community are encouraged to attend this informative and free public session. There will be presentations from experts in the field of Diabetes care, along with foot care and diet experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the professionals direct questions about Diabetes and ways to reduce risks of getting the disease”, stated Sherrylle Horsford, President of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten. Ms Horsford added, “We are thankful for our partnership with NAGICO. Nagico’s role as our Platinum sponsor truly makes this event possible, and for that we are grateful”.

Dr. Nelleke “Nel” Geelhoed-Duijvestein, a visiting Endocrinologist from the Netherlands who specializes in Diabetes care said, “Diabetes is an increasing problem in the Caribbean and is living up to its name as the silent killer, so we need to do all we can to create awareness, to help prevent, treat and advise families how to take care of loved one suffering from Diabetes.”

“As medical insurance providers, we see first-hand how dangerous Diabetes can be, not only in the way this illness attacks the body, but also the additional illnesses it can cause as a ripple effect and at Nagico, we believe that education is one of the best ways to encourage healthy living. It is our pleasure to support the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten and the Windward Island Medical Association with this year’s initiative for the 4th year in a row”, said Christopher Hunte, Executive Head – Medical Division NAGICO Group of Companies.