Aga Khan University Hospital will offer free diabetes awareness and screening initiatives during this year’s World Diabetes Day to sensitize the public about the disease, its treatment, and management.
The hospital will hold a free diabetes awareness and screening open day on Friday November 16, 2018, at the hospital from 9:00 am -3:00 pm.
This year’s World Diabetes Day themed ‘Diabetes and the Family’ focuses on increasing awareness on the impact that diabetes has on the family and social support of those affected and promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes.
The screening will include blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and advice on nutrition. Adults and children are highly encouraged to attend the public awareness forum and screening for early detection that will ensure better management outcomes of the disease.
A team of specialists including diabetologists, diabetes educators, nurses, and dieticians will be available for a one on one free consultation with the specialists.