The Belize Diabetes Association has received a donation of 40 boxes of strips for diabetes monitors from Belize International Diabetes Support Inc, in Florida.

The strips are to be used as diagnostic tools along with the diabetes monitors shipped to Belize earlier.

The ten cases of cases of diabetes monitors were donated to the Belize Diabetes Association in May. The organization on Miami held several fund- raising events to be able to send the strips.

The strips were delivered to Magistrate Sharon Fraser, Vice President of the Belize Diabetes Association by Mr. Cecil Ford on Monday, July 5. The strips and monitors are to be given free to diabetics who are in need.

The Belize Diabetes Association states it is in partnership with Belizean Americans living in Florida who are interested in helping Belizeans living with diabetes.

Belize International Diabetes Support INC of Florida is supported by its members Debbie Atkins, Audrey Moss, Christina Ysaguirre, Dawn Haywoode, Vanessa Jenkins, and Bala Leslie.

The Belize Diabetes Association is temporarily located at the corner of Chancellor and Blue Marlin Blvd. It is a non-government, non-profit entity vested with responsibility for providing support for persons living with diabetes, as well as educating the public at large on how to prevent the onset of this disease.

The Association is a firm believer in prevention being better than a cure, and advocates a healthy life-style.

The website for the Association is http: and can be reached through its secretary, Kim Castillo at 223-7979 at Bruceís Bike Shop.