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World Diabetes Bus Tour Continues In Gulf Countries

world diabetes tourAs part of the world diabetes research program about diabetes rates in the , its tour bus continues its activities in Abu Dhabi. The tour began last Tuesday, its target was to examine 1000 people till the 3rd of January, but the actual examined number exceeded that limit to reach 1500 in Sharjah and Dubai. And the tour will continue to visit the other .

The Queen of Denmark’s sister and Emeritus President of Olaf Baiden Powell Association have visited the bus during the launch of the tour led by the UAE Minister of Health in Dubai, Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim. While Crown Prince of Denmark, Prince Fredrick, has visited it during the MENA Diabetes Forum.

This tour was firstly launched in the UAE last November in cooperation with NovoNordisk. A tent has been set up to examine the patients and made all the necessary procedures for the suspected diabetes cases. Besides, specialists provide people with educational awareness information.

The Assistant Undersecretary for Health Policies at the Ministry of Health and Chairman of the Diabetes National Higher Committee, Dr. Mahmoud Fikri said,” The Ministry of Health formed a team comprising 10 nurses for checkups and doctors for medical supervision pointing out that the tour’s official working hours will be from 5 pm to 9 pm during the week.”

A survey is distributed at the tent to the visitors to identify the causes and collect information that could help in detecting diabetes.

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