Foska Oats and Blue Di­a­mond part­ner with DAJ for Di­a­betes Month 2016

Jamaica Gleaner - - DIABETES WEEK FEATURE -

CHAS E. RAM­SON Lim­ited, through its Foska and Blue Di­a­mond brands, has shown its commitment to the fight against di­a­betes by its part­ner­ship with the Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion of Ja­maica for Di­a­betes Month 2016. As we cel­e­brate with the as­so­ci­a­tion this month, its theme ‘Eyes on Di­a­betes’ is a be­fit­ting one, as we try and com­bat this men­ac­ing dis­ease that has touched the lives of ev­ery Ja­maican.

The impact of di­a­betes can­not be over­looked and, there­fore, ven­tur­ing into a part­ner­ship with the di­a­betes as­so­ci­a­tion is one that is not only rel­e­vant, but is nec­es­sary as we seek to ed­u­cate Ja­maicans on the ben­e­fits of healthy lifestyle through the pro­mo­tion of health­ier nu­tri­tional choices.

The sta­tis­tics on this non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­ease are fright­en­ing: Di­a­betes is the sec­ond lead­ing cause of death in Ja­maica. Di­a­betes af­fects 17.9 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion 15 years and older and ap­prox­i­mately 10,000 chil­dren un­der 15 have di­a­betes. Di­a­betes has shown that it is no re­specter of race, class, gen­der or age.

Our ‘Take Con­trol’ ini­tia­tive is one that en­cour­ages each Ja­maican to be the driv­ers of a health­ier and longer life for them­selves. By tak­ing con­trol of our life­styles through the con­sump­tion of health­ier op­tions, as well as re­duc­ing our stress through ex­er­cise, we can take con­trol out of the hands of di­a­betes and into our own hands. We will then be able to have a stronger and health­ier Ja­maica.

Try these two de­li­cious recipes and start tak­ing con­trol to­day!

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