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Jun 27, 2019 | Post by: admin Comments Off on APSA in the West

APSA in the West

Part of APSA’s mission is to provide services to the nation for the early detection of diabetes and pre-diabetes. In the coming months, APSA will be in full force in the west region of Mauritius conducting free awareness sessions and screenings among the underprivileged. This project will be launched soon

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Jun 27, 2019 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Importance of Physical Exercise

Importance of Physical Exercise

Regular physical exercise is important for managing diabetes in addition to proper diet, taking medications and stress management. Exercise makes the heart, muscles and bones strong, improves blood circulation, relieves stress and reduces risk for heart disease by lowering blood glucose and blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels. There are

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Jun 27, 2019 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Diabetes is a disease of blood vessels

Diabetes is a disease of blood vessels

When we think and talk about diabetes we tend to mention the word ‘sugar’ a lot. However, increased studies in to the pathology of diabetes are changing our understanding of the disease. While it is a condition characterised by high blood glucose levels, the direct way diabetes causes us harm

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Jun 25, 2019 | Post by: admin Comments Off on ‘Educational and Support Project’

‘Educational and Support Project’

‘Kontrol ou diabète, pa less li kontrol ou’ A healthy lifestyle is essential in the management of chronic diseases like diabetes. APSA has been offering ‘Support and Educational Sessions’ for diabetic & pre-diabetic patients since April of this newsletter. These sessions consist of group workshops and an individual follow up

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Apr 25, 2019 | Post by: admin Comments Off on VACANCY – CLINIC MANAGER

VACANCY – CLINIC MANAGER

REPORTING TO: CEO and Senior Medical Advisor ACCOUNTABLE TO: CEO and Senior Medical Advisor JOB SUMMARY: APSA International is an NGO registered in 1988 and its main focus is to provide quality medical care to the Mauritian population suffering from diabetes. We currently have a vacancy for a Clinic Manager

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Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Natural sugar is not evil…

Natural sugar is not evil…

Not so long ago, fat was the dietary villain and now the sugar free diet has appeared on the health and wellness scene. Sugar free diets encourage people to avoid table sugar (sucrose), carbohydrate rich foods such as: – Starchy vegetables (potato, bread fruit etc.) – or, unrefined grains such

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Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on APSA’s Flag day

APSA’s Flag day

With over 255,000 people in Mauritius living with diabetes and a predicted growth of the epidemic, it has become evident that this problem needs to be addressed more aggressively than ever before. Even the latest report of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) highlighted that 1 out of 4 Mauritians has diabetes.

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Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Screening session in corporates

Screening session in corporates

Are you wanting to organise a Health and Safety Week in your company? And increase the health capital of your employees? APSA proposes its services to corporates. Did you know that 70% of people suffering from diabetes are actually working in different corporates? Uncontrolled diabetes or a pre-diabetic state can

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Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on WDD 18 – Open day at APSA

WDD 18 – Open day at APSA

November is diabetes awareness month and an opportunity to raise further public awareness on this disease. Being an NGO fighting against Type 2 Diabetes since 1994, APSA wanted to mark this event by organising an open day on the 14th November at the Diabetes Care Centre in Trianon. Several programs

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Dec 11, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Diabetes and Obesity

Diabetes and Obesity

The Non Communicable Diseases Survey of 2015, pointed out that around 398,417 people between 25-74 years are overweight/obese in Mauritius. Unfortunately, obesity is responsible for different health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart stroke, and cancer amongst other. Our consultant, Dr Anjuli Gunness, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist give us an

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