PAD Ramadan Awareness Drive

PAD organises diabetes awareness camp, free glucose strips distributed

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, June 16, 2014

DUBAI: More than 100 diabetic patients from different segments of the community were given free blood glucose meters with enough strips for three months to monitor their sugar levels during Ramadan. The awareness event was organised by the medical wing of the Pakistan Association Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Diabetic Centre and Dubai Hospital at its premises to benefit the community.
During the day-long event, diabetes specialists also delivered lectures and distributed awareness materials among the diabetic patients. “The purpose of this awareness camp by the association is to benefit the community ahead of the Ramadan and educate the diabetic patients about the fasting and maintaining their precautionary measures while fasting keeping in mind all those issues could arise if the sugar level drastically changes in the Ramadan,” said Dr Nighat Aftab, head of the PAD’s medical wing on Sunday.
She pointed that every year doctors organised a series of lectures and other activities ahead of Ramadan to raise awareness for diabetics and other patients. “This year, in collaboration with the experts from Dubai Diabetic Centre, we have been organising a series of awareness lectures and in the recent camp, over 100 patients were given free blood glucose meters to check their sugar level in the month of Ramadan while many patients were benefited with HBA1C tests free of cost,” she added.
The patients who attended the camp were also given enough strips for three months to maintain their blood sugar level and come again in the end of August to attend another lecture on the diabetics.
Dr Faisal Ikran, general secretary of the association, said that the awareness camp organised by the association was one of the many activities being held regularly, and also part of the Ramadan activities. “As the Holy Month of Ramadan kicks off in three weeks, the doctors and members of the association with volunteers will organise a medical camp in one of the labour camps in Dubai for blue-collar work force as a good gesture from the Pakistani community,” he said.

~ by jamilkhan on June 16, 2014.

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