AAW celebrates World Diabetes Day with free check-ups for employees
In observance of World Diabetes Day on November 14, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Company (AAW) hosted employee awareness events at the company’s headquarters in both Sharq and Shuwaikh and discussed preventative measures and healthy eating practices, in addition to offering free on the spot check-ups to AAW employees.
The sessions were hosted on November 14-15, and extended from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at AAW headquarters where employees were given medical advice on how to prevent diabetes by Dr Mostafa Hakam from Green Apple Company, the free check-ups were administered to 160 employees by medical representatives from Safwan Trading and Contracting Company, a sister company of AAW.
Following the informative sessions, employees were given educational pamphlets about ways to prevent diabetes and the importance of early detection, in addition to Johnson and Johnson’s OneTouch Verio Meter, and detox products from Green Apple’s Fit 4 Life range.
World Diabetes Day is observed yearly on November 14 with an aim to raise awareness towards the different types of diabetes and stress the importance of early detection and leading a healthy lifestyle. With one in two adults undiagnosed, yearly screenings are important to ensure early detection and treatment to reduce serious complications.
AAW Chairman and CEO, Faisal Ali Al Mutawa said, “As part of AAW’s corporate social responsibility, we pay great attention to the importance of promoting awareness towards diabetes for it is one the most prevalent diseases worldwide, according to the International Diabetes Federation, in Kuwait, there are 400,000 diabetic persons, about 140,000 of whom are undiagnosed. We are observing World Diabetes Day through this event to raise awareness towards the importance of preventing diabetes and encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising more.”
Diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) and is identified by various types, Type 1 occurs when insulin production is inadequate, while Type 2 occurs when insulin is produced adequately but the body’s cells do not respond properly to it.
Faisal Ali Al-Mutawa takes part in the diabetes check-ups.