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20 October 2016 05:55 pm

World Diabetes Day Walkathon 2016 Qatar

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Qatar Diabetes Association celebrates the World Diabetes Day in conjunction with the rest of the world, WDD marks the 14th November of each year, the following are some of the programs carried out by QDA or participate as a team member with other respectful partners:

World Diabetes Day Walkathon at Museum of Islamic Arts Park (MIA Park): 11th Nov. 2016
The Qatar Diabetes Association in collaboration with Landmark Group organizes an awareness walkathon in addition to blood sugar tests, and nutrition counseling in a huge event every year in Doha.

Date: Fri. 11th November 2016.
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Gathering Time: 2:30 pm 
Venue: Museum of Islamic Arts Park (MIA Park)

Walk length: Approximately 1 km

The participants will be provided with t-shirts, caps, healthy snacks and water for free at the event.

What is World Diabetes Day!

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the campaigns last the whole year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, diabetes in children and adolescents. The theme of 2016 is “ Eyes on Diabetes ". The year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.