In collaboration between the Ministry of Health in Kuwait and the Dasman Diabetes Institute, and on the occasion of the world diabetes day, the Beat Diabetes Walkathon was organized and took place on November 27, 2010.  This walkathon was under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Health in Kuwait and the Director General of the Dasman Diabetes Institute.  A huge number of participants, 4000 approximately joined this walkathon, which started at the Yacht club at 9 a.m. and finished at the Green Island at around 11:00 a.m.

In collaboration between the Ministry of Health in Kuwait and the Dasman Diabetes Institute, and on the occasion of the world diabetes day, the Beat Diabetes Walkathon was organized and took place on November 27, 2010.  This walkathon was under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Health in Kuwait and the Director General of the Dasman Diabetes Institute.

A huge number of participants, 4000 approximately joined this walkathon, which started at the Yacht club at 9 a.m. and finished at the Green Island at around 11:00 a.m.  Complimentary blue t-shirts, caps, mini towels and other gifts were given to participants.  Refreshments and healthy snacks were also served to participants.

 

 

The walkathon included a medical exhibition, where most of the medical companies in Kuwait were involved.  Health/medical brochures and giveaway materials were distributed to participants.  Medical consultations, such as; blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests were also available.  At the end of the walkathon, a draw took place, and winning participants were given valuable prizes. The purpose of such activities is to promote health awareness, especially diabetes related, amongst the community.