World Diabetes Day- Walkathon and Diabetes Screening
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World Diabetes Day- Walkathon and Diabetes Screening

Activity in the workplaceHuman blue circleMedia activityPhysical ActivityScreening for type 2 diabetes Start Date: November 20, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Ajman, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Targeting our young population is really important to give them a healthy start in life and promote healthy nutrition, avoiding all fast foods, sweet and soft beverages, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking as they are prone factors for obesity, hypertension, and Diabetes. The focus of this event was creating awareness by informing, educating, and practicing healthy habits.

We did a symbolic short Walkathon on campus; then we gathered as a Blue Circle (symbol of World Diabetes Day), then healthy snacks were offered to participants (Green Apples & Freshwater)
Followed by the screening for Blood sugar; Weight/ Height; BMI, Blood Pressure; Heart Rate; Blood Oxygen Saturation; and Carbon Monoxide screening for those willing to quit smoking. Awareness materials from IDF were displayed and the online Diabetes risk assessment test was introduced to the participants.

All screenings were Free of charge and will be running during the whole month of November for the whole Ajman University community.

Organizer: Office of Medical Services, Ajman University

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