May 29, 2015

Island Diaries: BLU Barbados

On Sunday we attended a diabetes fundraising event, which was the first of its kind in Barbados. My friend and former classmate Krystal, a Type 1 Diabetic, is the Ambassador to the Youth- Diabetes Association of Barbados and the North American and Caribbean Youth Regional Representative for the International Diabetes Federation. Krystal works tirelessly to raise awareness on the diabetes epidemic in Barbados and the BLU Barbados event creatively brought attention to the amount of sugar we consume at parties [through drinks and food] and offered healthier alternatives that still tasted great! There were different cocktail bars offering reduced sugar cocktails [all under 200 calories], a diabetic ice cream parlour & tonnes of yummy food. I can't wait to see how events such as Blu Barbados will change the Public Health and Fundraising landscape in Barbados.

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