Jamaican Scientist Makes Ground-Breaking Advances in Diabetes Medicine

Jamaican scientist Dr. Denise Daley has developed food items and supplements designed to help Jamaicans suffering from diabetes, including teas, cooking oils, and margarine. For her work, she received the Young Scientist of the Year Award for 2016 at the National Science and Technology Awards ceremony held in November. In 2012, Dr. Daley was named Innovator of the Year for her formulation and product development of functional foods from compounds isolated from the eucalyptus plant, which have since been patented. She is now looking for local Jamaican manufacturers to begin producing these items on a large scale because she wants to make them more available to those with hypertension and diabetes. Marketing and distribution of the products will follow their manufacture. Dr. Daley was inspired to find solutions for diabetes suffers as her grandmother has the disease. She recommends that those with diabetes turn to natural products to help them normalize their blood sugar, but supports and promotes integrated medical approaches that combine natural items with traditional medical treatment approaches.