As LIME continues to support health and wellness, the company has partnered with the Grenada Diabetes Association in observing Diabetes Awareness Month, under the theme “Diabetes Education and Prevention.”
As part of the partnership, the association performed free testing at LIME’s Bruce Street and Spiceland Mall retail stores on November 7th.
The testing allowed for LIME customers, employees as well as passers-by, to have their glucose levels checked as well as speak with an expert in the field.
Critical Care Registered Nurse, and member of the Grenada Diabetes Association, Antonia Sandy-Antoine, was among the association members who performed the testing.
Antoine said she was amazed by the overwhelming enthusiasm from both employees and customers to have their glucose levels checked.
She added that a large percentage of the individuals who received testing were not diabetic, but instead were generally more concerned about their health and well-being.
According to Antoine, the idea behind Diabetes Awareness Month, and performing the testing at the stores, is to evoke a greater level of consciousness in Grenadians about their health.
LIME’s General Manager, Angus Steele, said the partnership shows his company’s commitment in promoting healthy living in the country.
“At LIME, we’re always willing to support organisations that encourage good health and education. We are proud to have partnered with the Grenada Diabetes Association this year, and we hope to continue the partnership in the near future”, he remarked.
Steele also indicated that it wasn’t the first time the company took on such an initiative.
“We’ve done similar testing in our stores before. We’ve also done testing at the Mt. Moritz breakfast”, he said.
A major highlight of the awareness month is World Diabetes Day, held on Thursday 14th, November.
The day’s high point was a health symposium at the Grenada Trade Centre, chaired by Antoine.