70 people took part in a Diabetes educational program at Faruk Medical City (FMC), which was part of a three-day campaign, marking the World Diabetes Day on November 14th.
342 people given free preliminary diabetes screening which included BMI, blood pressure and blood sugar during the first day, and those who needed immediate care, were invited to take part in a two day health care course at Faruk Medical City (FMC), held on 18th and 19th of November, 2014.
FMC Nursing Service with Endocrinology Department conducted a preliminary diabetes screening camp on November14, 2014 at City Center Mall to detect, evaluate educate and prevent diabetes mellitus and its complication for the people of the city of Sulaimani.
The two-day diabetes program provided an introduction to diabetes, risk factors, diet nutrition, exercise and self-management
Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Faruk Medical City (FMC), Dr. Delman Al-Attar educated the participants about the physiology of diabetes, risk factors and management of diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes nurse educator, Ruth.P.J, explained basic principles of nutrition, including how food affects blood glucose, carbohydrate management and portion control for meal-planning. She said after the training that according to the data collected during the camp, 30 -50 % of the population or Sulaimani may or shall be risky for diabetes mellitus.
Khalid Jamil Ibrahim, Physiotherapist informed the attendance about the importance of sports and types of physical activities. And the (FMC) nursing team demonstrated the steps of physical exercise and the patients and participated in the trainings.
2014 World Diabetes Day activities are sponsored by Novo Nordisk multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark.