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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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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