The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly in industrialized countries such as Bermuda and attention has been mainly focussed on the increase in Type 2 diabetes, but there has been an increase in the prevalence of Type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes also. Bermuda is listed by the World Bank as number three in the world based on gross national income. Most of its money comes from being an international business centre or an offshore jurisdiction. We recently conducted a review of diabetes in Bermuda which yielded some interesting results. We wish to share this important information with professionals to encourage them to speak to their patients who are at risk for diabetes and to help educate them prior to them being affected with this condition.