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DDI Organizes its Annual World Diabetes Day Event

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Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), held its annual informative event to commemorate World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2021, at Al Hamra Tower and Shopping Center. The event allowed visitors to consult with diabetes specialists and dietitians, as well as gather medical information from booths that explained various facts of diabetes and promoted healthy lifestyle modification.
Many of the booths at the event offered various components, such as educating visitors on proper dietary habits, physical activities amongst others. In addition, some of the booths provided blood glucose and blood pressure testing, as well as vital signs assessment.


The event was in collaboration with Kuwait Finance House, Al Hamra Tower and Shopping Center, and with participation from KDD, helped people living with diabetes and the general public. A special thanks to Kuwait Finance House for their continuous support and for sponsoring this event for many years. Special thanks to KDD for offering their new diabetes friendly products to the visitors and special thanks to Al Hamra Mall and Shopping Center for hosting this event.


“Holding such events and activities stems from DDI’s mission statement, where health promotion and awareness are a priority for the Institute. Since its establishment in 2006, the Institute organizes and takes part in many events and campaigns to shed light on diabetes and its related conditions. This is in accordance with the Institute’s belief that, ‘Prevention is better than cure,’” Dr Qais Al-Duwairi, Director-General of DDI said.


The primary goal of the event was to promote awareness about diabetes, work towards achieving long-term positive health outcomes for diabetes management and empowering those affected by diabetes to proactively improve their quality of life.

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