Das­man Diabetes In­sti­tute holds World Diabetes Day 2015 cel­e­bra­tion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Tarek Aleryan, Direc­tor of Pub­lic Re­la­tions and Me­dia Ser­vices at Das­man Diabetes In­sti­tute which was founded by Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences an­nounced that the In­sti­tute which is a lead­ing cam­paigner for diabetes aware­ness in Kuwait, will hold an in­for­ma­tive event to com­mem­o­rate World Diabetes Day to­mor­row, 12 Novem­ber at its premises, from 5 pm till 9 pm. The event will al­low vis­i­tors to in­ter­act with diabetes spe­cial­ists and di­eti­cians as well as gather in­for­ma­tion from booths that will ex­plain var­i­ous facets of diabetes, us­ing il­lus­tra­tive meth­ods, TV pre­sen­ta­tions and brochures.

Many of the booths at the event are about ed­u­cat­ing vis­i­tors on proper di­etary habits and oral health. At this event there will be in­for­ma­tive booths by the Kuwait Diabetes So­ci­ety, Kuwait Phar­ma­cists So­ci­ety, Oral Health Pro­gram (Min­istry of Health), and others that will pro­vide as­sis­tance to peo­ple liv­ing with diabetes. This event will be spon­sored by Kuwait Finance House.

As part of diabetes man­age­ment, lec­tures will be or­ga­nized in the hall/au­di­to­rium to de­liver ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about diabetes care. As some di­a­betic pa­tients are un­able to cook healthy food, so a live cook­ing demon­stra­tion em­pha­siz­ing cook­ing nu­tri­tious In­ter­na­tional and Kuwait recipes will be in­cluded in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Peru­vian Em­bassy in Kuwait. The event is an­tic­i­pated to re­flect an ex­cit­ing en­vi­ron­ment for ev­ery­one and will be tai­lored to in­form even young chil­dren through fun shows fea­tur­ing clowns.

Das­man Diabetes’ Aware­ness event also will pro­vide free test­ing by pro­fes­sional staff, who will con­duct screen­ings for blood glu­cose and HbA1c, as well body mea­sure­ments. These tests will help physi­cians to sin­gle out di­a­betic pa­tients for ad­vice and guide at risk pa­tients. The event also will help vis­i­tors to meet rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Das­man Diabetes to learn to lead health­ier lives and man­age their diabetes in the cor­rect man­ner.

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