By John Smith • 16 November 2020 • 11:23
Sháe with his special sign surrounded by a pack of Lions
Credit: La Cala de Mijas Lions
WORLD DIABETES DAY on November 14 began with a busy morning in La Cala when La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group started their campaign to test the public for glucose levels.
Despite the showers more than 60 members of the public were tested and many more stopped by to speak to the Lion’s nurses and ask advice on diabetes.
One visitor was Sháe a two-year-old little boy who has had diabetes for over a year now. He came along with his family including his brother, with a readymade sign to let everyone know diabetes can even appear in babies too.
To begin with Sháe’s parents had to test him every two hours day and night so the pressure was enormous. Thankfully with the newer technology he now wears a sensor which can sound an alarm on a dedicated phone whenever his levels are dangerously low or too high.
This day was possible thanks to the cooperation of Katya and the Foreign Residents Department and further testing will be possible on November 21 at the La Cala Town Hall and November 27 in Mijas Pueblo as a quick test could save your life.
The La Cala Lions diabetic helpline is always available by calling Anne Bowles on 607 879 450.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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