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Diabetes Awarness Day at Souk El Gharb

A diabetes awareness event was organised by The Faculty of Health Sciences at the Souk El Gharb campus, on Saturday November 26th, with the collaboration of Aley Forum and representatives from municipalities and Civil Society Organizations of Aley district. The event included free blood glucose and free Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) testing to the members of the community. Diabetic persons received free blood glucose testing machines from PharmaSure and all attendees received educational materials and information. The Nursing Program conducted an interactive informative session about diabetes and the students raised awareness about the diabetic foot. Tests were performed by students from the Nursing and Medical Laboratory Sciences Programs. Nutritional awareness information was delivered by the Nutritional Sciences Program, and the Public Health and Development Sciences Program raised awareness about the effect of diabetes on the eyes and how to prevent eye diseases caused by uncontrolled diabetes. Café Noël offered raw nuts packs to encourage healthy eating habits. The event was a successful community outreach effort to enhance UOB’s visibility in the area and to become a leading contributor to health promotion in communities in the region.

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