Over 7,000 residents came together to raise awareness about diabetes during the 4th walkathon organized by the Landmark Group at the Yacht Club. The Beat Diabetes walk is supported by Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute.
Many dignitaries have joined the supporters in the 3.2 km walk sporting blue ‘Beat Diabetes’ T-shirts.
Professional trainers from Fitness First led a mass warm-up session prior to the walkathon. Participants were also provided with complimentary t-shirts, caps and a healthy breakfast.
Dr. Kazem Behbehani, Director-General of Dasman Diabetes Institute added: “Living with diabetes is a daily struggle but can be managed by following a disciplined lifestyle. The condition can lead to serious consequences if not detected and controlled at an early stage. Hence, awareness is extremely crucial. It is really inspiring to see the dedication of the Landmark Group and the support they receive from the Kuwait residents to spread the message about diabetes.”