Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nov. 14, Diabetes Day in FSM

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): July 4, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena, on October 28, 1997, proclaimed November 14, 1997, as Diabetes Day in the FSM in conjunction with the declaration by the International Diabetes Federation of the same day as the World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes is a serious and lifelong disease that affects people in the FSM, the proclamation stated;

Diabetes and its complications can be managed and be prevented by managing proper physical activity, diet, blood glucose monitoring, and public health education;

It is the believe of the FSM Government that one can work to guard against some of the problems caused by diabetes; by engaging in activities that can improve the quality of life for those suffering from diabetes, their families, communities and our Nation.

In proclaiming November 14th as FSM Diabetes Day, President Nena urged all citizens to take part in activities planned for the observance of FSM Diabetes Day, November 14th.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356