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Diabetes Ambassadors Program holds 1st 5km Marathon to raise awareness

Updated : Friday, 09 November 2018, 05:00:49 PM
Panel discussion held titled 'T1D Sports advocates'
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KUWAIT CITY(IAMINKUWAIT):  Diabetes Ambassadors Program (DAP) has held it’s fi rst 5km Marathon on the 22nd of October 2018 to raise awareness about type 1 Diabetes, the event was held at the Scientific Center sea side walking area, and have involved sports clinic and 5K marathon challenge. The event was sponsored by Al Sayer Holding and Caribou Coffee, to support DAP to raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes since Kuwait is ranked number 2 in the prevalence of type 1 Diabetes worldwide (Source IDF Atlas 2017). The event has shed light on the impact of sports on the sugar levels of people living with diabetes, and how sports helps in maintaining better sugar levels as well as avoiding stress, and better management of diabetes.

DAP awareness has also involved a discussion panel under the title: “T1D Sports advocates”, that was held in Dasman Diabetes Institute on the 22nd of October 2018, the discussion panels were mainly about living and coping with type 1 Diabetes, presented by Mohammad Al-Bahar (Kuwait), T1D and the 25 Marathons challenge by Gavin Griffi ths (United Kingdom), and Exercise and Diabetes by Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer Sarah Abdullah (Kuwait). The discussion panel has targeted a number of attendees including healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes.

Courtesy  :  Arab Times

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