Our mission is to shed light on the widespread impact of diabetes and prediabetes in Bermuda. We're here to extend a heartfelt invitation, letting you know that you are valued, and a supportive community is ready to embrace and uplift you.
Embrace Your Wellness Journey: Live Your Best Life
Welcome to the Bermuda Diabetes Association's empowering campaign, "Live Your Best Life." We believe that no matter where you are on your personal health journey, there's always an opportunity for growth and positive change. Whether you have diabetes or are at risk, our mission is to be your unwavering support system.
This campaign is dedicated to inspiring individuals like you to take charge of your health, providing the knowledge, resources, and encouragement you need to lead a vibrant and fulfilling life. Together, we can overcome obstacles and thrive in the face of adversity.
Join us on this transformative journey toward a healthier, happier you!
Our Primary Goals
1. Raising Awareness and Promoting Education
Our mission is to enlighten the community about the pervasive impact of diabetes and prediabetes in Bermuda.
Shockingly, 1 in 7 adults in Bermuda is affected by diabetes, and over 1,000 adults are unaware of their condition.
Additionally, a staggering 1 in 3 adults in Bermuda is estimated to have prediabetes, with over 80% of them unaware of their risk.
2. Early Detection for Empowerment
We firmly believe that knowledge is the first step towards empowerment. We urge everyone to undergo prediabetes testing.
Early diagnosis provides you with the power to make proactive lifestyle changes that can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
3. Self-Management and Empowerment
For those already living with diabetes, our campaign is centered around self-empowerment.
We are dedicated to equipping you with the essential tools, resources, and unwavering support needed to effectively manage your condition and minimize complications.
4. Empowering Self-Care
A diabetes diagnosis should not limit your potential. Our aim is to inspire and empower you to lead a vibrant life, irrespective of your health status.
We encourage you to seize every moment and make it count, as you deserve to thrive.\
5. Building a Supportive Community
Our campaign goes beyond mere awareness; it's about building a supportive network.
We provide valuable resources, guidance, and a welcoming community that will accompany you on your journey towards better health.
How to Get Involved
1. Educate Yourself:
Begin your journey by deepening your understanding of diabetes and prediabetes. Familiarize yourself with the signs and risk factors. Knowledge is the cornerstone of empowerment. Take our quick 3-minute prediabetes risk assessment [link].
2. Get Tested
If you suspect you may be at risk or simply wish to be proactive, consider getting tested for prediabetes. Early detection can be transformative and positively impact your life.
For those already living with diabetes, explore the wealth of resources, programs, and services we offer. Learn the art of self-management and gain the skills to effectively control your condition.
Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to inquire about referrals for essential assessments such as vision, foot health, and kidney function. Alternatively, visit our website to conveniently book a screening appointment at the Association.
5. Join Our Inclusive Community:
We're actively cultivating a supportive and inclusive community. Become part of our digital campaign, connect with us on social media, and actively engage with our content.
6. Spread the Word:
Help us amplify our campaign's impact by sharing it with your friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we can create a more informed and empowered community.
Join us in the 'Live Your Best Life' campaign and let's embrace life's beautiful moments, one step at a time.