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Jul 12, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Sugar drinks: the tip of the iceberg

Sugar drinks: the tip of the iceberg

Sugar is everywhere and it’s sneaky. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to reduce daily sugar intake.

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May 31, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Ergonomics : Good Posture. Good Function. Good Health.

Ergonomics : Good Posture. Good Function. Good Health.

What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is the study of work, work environment and work tools. Several studies reveal that there is a high prevalence of injuries and symptoms associated to work related musculoskeletal disorders mainly in the back, as shown in the graph below.   The causes include; bent or twisted

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May 31, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on APSA at RT Knits

APSA at RT Knits

RT Knits, a well-known textile company, believes in the famous quote ‘Health is Wealth’. For this reason, the company organised a Health and Safety week for their staff in April.  APSA was hence invited to do a talk on ‘Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases’ on 26th April at their head office

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May 31, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Meet APSA’s Medical Team

Meet APSA’s Medical Team

APSA’s team is growing… We have recently welcomed a number of new consultants amongst us. Not only does each health professional help us to provide a better service to our patients but also, positions APSA as a reference point in the fight against diabetes in Mauritius. Dr Anju Gunness, Diabetologist

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May 31, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on PODEM now broadcast every Wednesday

PODEM now broadcast every Wednesday

Excellent News… The radio program “Pran Ou Diabet En Main” (PODEM), which was previously a bimonthly one, is now being broadcast on a weekly basis on Radio One.  The audience can listen to it every Wednesday between 10:30am and 11:00am. Each Sunday, the show is also broadcasted again on the

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May 31, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Diabetes and Insulin

Diabetes and Insulin

There are quite a number of patients (Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics) who have been prescribed insulin by medical practitioners.  However, many of them are still unaware of its functions, how to use it, how to store it properly or how to adapt the dosage adequately.  This article will

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Mar 21, 2018 | Post by: admin Comments Off on

APSA is looking for fund to finance its Therapeutic booklets for diabetics patients. If you feel you can support us, click on this link to have more details: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-1000-diabetics-via-therapeutics-booklets/

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Dec 08, 2017 | Post by: admin Comments Off on Dried Fruit- Friend or Foe for People Suffering from Diabetes?

Dried Fruit- Friend or Foe for People Suffering from Diabetes?

In general, fruit is part of a healthful eating pattern associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and obesity. It provides important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. However there is a constant fear-surrounding intake of dried fruits due to their high sweetness. Traditional dried

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Dec 08, 2017 | Post by: admin Comments Off on APSA’s new look

APSA’s new look

After more than 25 years of existence, APSA has recently reinforced its image with a new visual identity. More sober & modern, the new logo represents APSA’s values like; care, compassion, professionalism,  support, attentiveness & relationships. The circle represents the human side of our multidisciplinary team who all work together

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Dec 08, 2017 | Post by: admin Comments Off on APSA celebrated the World Diabetes Day

APSA celebrated the World Diabetes Day

Since its creation in 1991, the World Diabetes Day is celebrated each year on 14th November. To mark that day, APSA in collaboration with Radio 1 organised various activities on Wednesday 8th November at L’Eglise Immaculée Conception in Port-Louis. Other NGOs like Groupement des Diabétiques, Diabetes Safeguard as well as

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