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World Diabetes Day

To mark the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) (Ashrafieh campus) in Collaboration with St. George Hospital University Medical Center and The National Diabetes Organization (DiaLeb) organized a Diabetes awareness campaign on November 5, 2015. This campaign targeted people from the surrounding community in addition to students, nurses and health care providers to increase awareness concerning prevention and management of the disease. Participants gathered to listen to Dr. Jakie Maalouf, president of DiaLeb, who briefed them about the organization, and to Dr. Roula Abi Khalil who gave them information about Diabetes prevention and management. Free blood glucose test, HbA1C and lipids were offered. FHS students also provided counseling on signs and symptoms, prevention and management, and prevention of complications, and distributed brochures and flyers about healthy lifestyle, nutrition and diabetes, and foot care. The highlight of the day was the testimony of FHS nursing graduate, Ms. Farah Hariss, who gave a positive reflection on successful living with this chronic disease.

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