AAW cel­e­brates World Di­a­betes Day with free check-ups for em­ploy­ees

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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.

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