Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), held their annual informative event to commemorate World Diabetes Day on 14 November, at its premises. The event allowed visitors to consult with diabetes specialists and dietitians, as well as gather medical information from booths that explained various facts of diabetes and promoted healthy lifestyle modifications.
Many of the booths at the event offered various components, such as educating visitors on proper dietary habits, physical activities, first aid techniques, diagnostic imaging services amongst others. In addition, some of the booths provided blood glucose and blood pressure testing, as well as podiatric assessment.
Another aspect of the event was to help people living with diabetes and provide valuable health information to the general public. A special thanks to Kuwait Finance House for their continuous support and for sponsoring this event for many years.
The activity area was divided into various stations dedicated to special game zones where visitors could play and learn. “Holding such events and activities stems from Dasman Diabetes Institute’s mission statement, where health promotion and awareness are a priority for the Institute. Since its establishment in 2006, the Institute organizes and takes part in many events and campaigns annually to shed light on diabetes and health in general. This is in accordance with the Institute’s belief that, ‘Prevention is better than cure,’” said Dr. Qais Al-Duwairi, Director-General of Dasman Diabetes Institute.
The primary goal of the event was to promote awareness about diabetes, work towards achieving long-term positive health outcomes for diabetes management and empowering those affected by diabetes to proactively improve their quality of life.