The Challenge of Treating Diabetes….in Barbados

Sequoia Leuba, 2015 GHLI Fellow
Diabetes in Barbados?  Not something I had ever thought about before this year.  But, when I applied to be a GHLI Fellow, I learned an estimated one in five Barbadian adults has diabetes, and more than 40% of beds in the island’s largest hospital are occupied with diabetic patients. Now I am in Barbados – helping leaders from diverse backgrounds develop and implement a strategy to address this problem.