Diabetes Awareness Day at Haigazian University
Organized by the Nutrition department at Haigazian University, and in collaboration with the National Diabetes Organization-DiaLeb, an awareness campaign on diabetes was conducted on campus, on May 20, 2013.
Founded in 2011, The National Diabetes Organization, DiaLeb aims to promoting diabetes care and prevention and supports research for cure.
Founder and President of DiaLeb, Dr. Jackie Maalouf presented to students the organization’s objectives and activities, which could be summarized in, raising awareness and developing well designed communication strategies regarding the need for prevention and the necessity of good diabetes control, disseminating appropriate information and educational materials, helping affected people improve their lives and enhancing quality nutrition care, delivering community programs and services to high-risk populations, and facilitating progress in research and increasing the efficiency of biomedical studies.
After listening to the advices and general recommendations of Nutritionist Layal Hanna on prevention and good management of Diabetes, a free glucose test offered by “Roche-Accu-Chek® was conducted on students.