The Ian Woosnam Type 1 Diabetes Registry – Barbados
Creating a worry free life for people with diabetes, where the burden of care is eased, quality of care will be accessible & affordable, and improved outcomes can be easily achieved by all
On May 10th 2017, the official launch of The Ian Woosnam Type 1 Diabetes Registry took place at the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. Speakers included: Justice Chrisopher Blackman- Chair of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Mr. Cally Boyea- CEO of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Mr. Ian Woosnam- Welsh Professional Golfer, Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch- Ministry of Health & Ms. Krystal Boyea– Project Manager of the Ian Woosnam Type 1 Diabetes Registry- Barbados.
Mr. Ian Woosnam, is a Welsh professional golfer, who in 2016 partnered with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and held the first Barbados Diabetes Golf Cup, aiming to raise awareness and funds for diabetes in Barbados. After its completion, it was decided that the often overlooked and misunderstood group of persons with Type 1 Diabetes in Barbados would be the best group to target with these funds. However, when trying to decide on a project, there were many questions about the T1D community that could not be answered:
- How many people currently live with Type 1 Diabetes in Barbados?
- Where they are located?
- What are the needs of the Type 1 Diabetes Community?
It is with this in mind that the Ian Woosnam Type 1 Diabetes Registry was born. Its mission is to improve outcomes for people living with Type 1 Diabetes in Barbados by aiming to empower, educate and support the T1D community, be patient driven and thus more informed, to Illuminate and address unmet needs and to help educate the Type 1 Diabetes stakeholder community.
The Ian Woosnam T1D Registry is initially designed to identify the persons with Type 1 diabetes in the Barbados community from age 1 – 99+ years and provide a safe and supportive forum for patient engagement. It’s ultimate goal is to update key information from all participants on an annual basis and target subsets of participants with custom questions to address specific research objectives, generating knowledge, improving care, accelerating technology and increasing access for the type 1 diabetes community. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
The Ian Woosnam T1D Registry and subsequent programmes focused on Patient Engagement, Education & Empowerment, Clinical Care and Science will enable the ENTIRE T1D Ecosystem to collaborate in truly novel ways. This is just the beginning …
For more information contact the Barbados Diabetes Foundation.
More pictures from the launch.