At Doctors Hospital Cayman, we believe that the more you know about Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the better you’ll be able to effectively manage and control your condition. You and your family can participate in diabetes education and nutrition programs at Doctors Hospital as part of our complete care approach. Together, you can gain all of the tools needed to develop an effective game plan for a healthier and happier life.
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Our Diabetes Services Team
Mr. Raymond Anthony FCPodS DPodM, Podiatrist Mr. Raymond Anthony is the staff podiatrist at Doctors Hospital. With over 30-years clinical experience, Ray specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot, clinical biomechanics and foot orthotic therapy, sports medicine, paediatric (children) lower-limb disorders, and wound care. A graduate of the Chelsea School of Podiatric Medicine (UK), […]Read More
Mr. Raymond AnthonyPodiatrist
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Dr. Zanele BalangPaediatrician
David Pellow Chief Pharmacist/Financial Controller Mr. David Pellow started working in a pharmacy at the age of 12. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto in 1985. While in Canada he worked as a Pharmacist and was a consultant for a hospital in Ontario. Mr. Pellow currently is co-owner of three pharmacies […]Read More
Mr. David PellowChief Pharmacist/Financial Controller
Doctors Hospital, in conjunction with our partner Cayman Pharmacy Group initiated a Diabetes Education Centre in June 2011 for the benefit of all Diabetes patients in the Cayman Islands. Our programmes include:
- Diabetes Education Programme: Sessions with our Certified Diabetes Educator to assist patients with plans for management of their Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as understanding of diabetes and its complications
- Diabetes Day Camp: A fun one-day camp for children diagnosed with diabetes, designed to teach children glucose testing and monitoring, insulin management and dietary management
- Gestational Diabetes Programme: individual appointments with our Certified Diabetes Educator designed to teach expectant mothers who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes monitoring, medication and prevention methods.
- Diabetes Prevention Programme: This 12 week prevention programme consists of once weekly sessions lasting from 1 to 2 hours each on topics to help facilitate the lifestyle changes you need to prevent the onset of diabetes and to give you a healthier, more productive life.
- Diabetes Support Group: The group meets once per month to have a LIVELY discussion about a particular aspect of diabetes – it is free to attendees and no sign up is required!
For more information or to book an appointment or find out about session times, please contact the Diabetes Education Centre at Doctors Hospital at 345.945.5527 or 345.946.2407 or email .
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 21 million people have diabetes. More than 6 million of these people don’t know they have the disease.
Symptoms for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue
Other symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include:
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
- Recurring infections of the skin, gums or bladder
The ADA recommends that all adults who are overweight and age 45 or older be screened for diabetes. A doctor may also recommend screening for adults younger than 45 who are overweight and also have one or more risk factors, such as:
- A family history of diabetes
- Belonging to an ethnic group that has high rates of diabetes, such as African Americans, Hispanics or American Indians
- High blood pressure or hyperlipidemia—an excess of cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood
- If you’re a woman, have a history of gestational diabetes, or having given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds