An awareness campaign and other activities on diabetes have been released by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). At the HMC facility, patients and visitors were examined in order to know their blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and the carbon monoxide levels in case of smokers. In addition on different self-care ways the medical crew illustrated and showed to the attending individuals.
Dr .Sara Mohammed Darwish, Consultant Diabetes/Endocrine and Diabetes Day Organizer for this year at HMC mentioned that “The response from people was great, it was beyond expectation. We received an unprecedented number of more than 300 people”.
Individuals on podiatry, diet, prevention and medication on diabetes for children and adults were taught by the medical crew. The World Diabetes Day, the main worldwide awareness day on diabetes was determined on the 14th of November, although awareness activities in Doha were delayed because of Eid holidays. A certain lecture on the recent news regarding diabetes management was discussed at Medical Education Center. Also a workshop will be set up on 25th of November for school nurses and teachers at HMC in order to teach them about diabetes in children and how to manage their conditions.
In Doha, the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) and Landmark group will release the first ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon. The walk will begin from the Doha Corniche, near Sheraton hotel, to spotlight diabetes and its problems. An evening session will be set up for medical professionals which will discuss issues concerning diabetes prevention at Doha Sheraton.