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Manzil Healthcare participated in 5K Walkathon to Raise Diabetes Awareness

Abu Dhabi – UAE

The staff members of Manzil Healthcare Services, the leading home health and disease management service provider in the UAE, participated in the 5K walkathon that was organized by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) on Friday, 16th November 2018, at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.

The event was from 5:00 PM onwards, it aimed to educate about diabetes and promote a healthier lifestyle among the residents of the UAE.Blue “diaBEAThis” printed shirts were worn by the staff members of Manzil Healthcare as a part of the initiative to spread awareness of the chronic disease and ways to prevent it.

According to the 2017 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) statistics, as cited in ICLDC UAE Diabetes Trends, over 1 million people have diabetes in the UAE. The prevalence of diabetes in the country is rising at a faster rate compared to the rest of the world with a forecasted number of people with diabetes to reach 2.2 million by 2040.

As part of its continued efforts to raise awareness about diabetes, Manzil Healthcare Services hosted various activities at its centers. BLUEVEMBER or Blue November was the theme of the Diabetes Awareness Month. The staff at Manzil Healthcare were dressed in blue on all Thursdays of the month including 14th November – the World Diabetes Day. The center had also set up a photo booth on that day, giving an opportunity to take a selfie and share it on their social media pages to pledge their support for the fight against diabetes.

Manzil Healthcare also raised awareness about diabetes through social media across its Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. It encouraged people to write Hope on their hands and share it on social media under the hashtag # EachOneScreenOne – a campaign promoting each person to be screened and encouraging friends or family to be   screened.

Cut outs of Blue Circle, the global symbol of solidarity and support for Diabetes awareness, and Blue balloons were also hung up at all the offices of Manzil across the GCC to spread awareness of screening and early detection.

Manzil Healthcare Services, with a team of highly qualified physicians, nurses and therapists, offers disease management programs for Diabetes. Manzil’s Diabetes Management Program provides education and support to patients with diabetes to help reduce short and long term complications. Manzil’s comprehensive program relies on evidence-based guidelines to help improve patients’ health outcomes and quality of life.

Additionally, patients can be enrolled for Manzil’s Tele-monitoring Program that offers real time data monitoring & assessment, which ensures timely intervention to improve treatment compliance, health outcomes & patients’ self-management behaviors.