Live Healthy Fair at Diabetes Center to mark World Diabetes Day
Free Eye Screenings and Glucometers for people with diabetes
November 14, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, has organised a fun ‘family’s day out’ on its premises this Saturday, 17th November to create awareness regarding diabetes. Designed to both entertain and educate, the event which would celebrate World Diabetes Day, will offer free diabetes and cholesterol screening for all adults, free eye check-up for known diabetic patients and a fun fitness challenge for everyone. Indeed the screenings are offered until the end of the month.
In order to instil the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle among youngsters, the event will also feature a Kids’ Drawing Competition for children between 6 and 11 years with exciting prizes for winners. The competition is themed around creating a lifestyle that encompasses well-being for the entire family. Attendees can also participate in the Grand Raffle Draw.
Later in the day, RAK Diabetes Center will be bringing back its entertaining and colourful annual Live Healthy Fair, packed with fun-filled activities. Open to public between 3pm to 6pm, the gala aims to educate the masses on chronic ailments and highlight the importance of well-being with participation from all family members. Visitors can look forward to an array of activities catering to children and adults, from healthy, yet scrumptious foods, free nutrition tips and healthy products to help them achieve a better lifestyle.
Commenting on the event, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group, the umbrella organisation of RAK Diabetes Center, said: “Given that one in five UAE resident is a pre-diabetic, it’s essential that people get themselves screened regularly. Like any other chronic disease, the earlier we catch it, the higher the chances of better management. As a measure of encouragement to keep tabs on insulin levels, we’re also gifting glucometers to people who come out positive with diabetes during the screening”.
“Similarly, through this activity we want people to focus on the repercussions of diabetes, particularly on eyesight. The diseases is among the number one causes of blindness globally, and people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to experience vision problems. Eye screening will give them better idea on where they stand and what measures they need to take in order to preserve their eyesight,” added Dr Raza Siddiqui.
Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah is a one-stop solution for diabetes management. Besides focusing on chronic health problems, the Center has organized several interactive sessions and campaigns to promote physical and mental wellness among the UAE residents.
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