In line with World Diabetes Day, the Friends of Diabetes Association of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah concluded on Saturday at the Women & # 39; s Sports Foundation "Blue Circle 10" activity, which came this year under the title "Family Olympics" and sports that aim to educate and educate community members about ways to prevent and coexist with diabetes and carry the slogan "with some sweeter families and diabetes."
The Blue Circle is a global symbol of diabetes, developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes global awareness campaign, this logo was adopted in 2007, after the adoption of the World Diabetes Day by the United Nations. Blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and nations, while the circle shows the unity of the international community in dealing with diabetes.
The event was attended by HE Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director General of the Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation, HE Faith Rashed Saif, Director of the Department of Health Education at the Supreme Council of Family Affairs and Khawla Al Haj, President of Friends of Diabetes Society. This event includes a number of sports competitions, free checks and attractive prizes and prizes to the public. The event was attended by various women and their children, who were interested in interacting with sports activities and to enjoy the awareness messages emphasized by the event.
"Protection from His Majesty the Ruler of Sharjah, Venerable Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs of the Diabetes Friends Association, and its initiatives and projects, has contributed to achieving community goals and reaching various target groups. The UAE to maintain the health of citizens and residents, emphasizes the importance of the Friends of Diabetes Association to launch initiatives, campaigns and educational programs that increase diabetes awareness, support and support patients and encourage health and physical exercise to achieve the goals of the association.
"More than 425 million people currently live with diabetes," said Dr. Ilham Al Amiri, vice president of the Friends of Diabetes Association of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. Most of them are type II, most of which can be prevented through regular physical activity, a healthy and balanced diet, and the promotion of a healthy environment. The family plays a key role in reducing the possibility of contracting the disease, from encouraging healthy eating and exercise. "
Amiri stressed that the organization of the event was in line with the vision of the Sharjah Emirate and the United Arab Emirates to safeguard the health of citizens and residents, and encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle and reduce the possibility of infection, noting that one in two people with type 2 diabetes did not. so that early diagnosis and treatment is a mainstay in preventing complications from diabetes and achieving health outcomes.
"According to statistics, less than one in every four members of the same family can get a diabetes education program, although many studies have shown that family support and inclusion in the care of diabetics have a significant impact on improving outcomes. Health is therefore important that awareness and support is available to all people with diabetes and their families to reduce the negative psychological impact of the disease, which can affect the quality and quality of life. "
The Association of Friends of Diabetes, founded in 2008, promotes public awareness and education in ways of prevention and co-existence with type I and II diabetes, in addition to supporting these patients and providing them with appropriate treatment in collaboration with a number of hospitals and health center. From various medical sectors in the UAE.