World Diabetes Day – AlAhsa
Diabetes section at King Abdulaziz Hospital, AlAhsa, held the activities of the International Diabetes Day at an awareness exhibition in which several departments and medical departments participated, aiming to raise awareness among the community of this serious disease.
The Regional Executive Director of the Ministry of National Guard -Health Affairs in the Eastern Region, Dr. Ahmad Al Arfaj "This event comes after a large number of events related to diabetes, and preceded by a conference, a number of workshops and lectures covering the latest international medical developments in this regard".
He also added: “The exhibition covered several aspects, most notably, educating the visitors about this disease and how to minimize its risks and development, from an early screening, periodic check-ups, its medications, the psychological factor, and several other corners to achieve the objectives for which this exhibition was held”.
"The exhibition witnessed a remarkable presence of visitors and patients, and through dialogues and public inquiries, it revealed that many were surprised to know that lack of exercise, a wrong diet, and no periodic medical check-ups, can affect the possibility of getting diabetes, additionally, many cases of diabetes were discovered and it’s an alarming rate amongst children”.