With an aim to cure and decrease the number of cases of diabetes among children, adolescents and young professionals, this year UAE has decided to focus on youth for diabetes awareness program ‘Unite for Diabetes’.
Experts say that new generation has a different set of lifestyle challenges which contributes and increases the incidence of diabetes in children, adolescents and young professionals. And so to change these life style of young generation Ibn Battuta Mall is especially going to launch a new range of activities. Those activities include:
World Record: Ibn Battuta Mall seeks to have the world’s biggest blue circle titled the Ring of Hope. For every Dh10 given, a small blue circle will be added to a bigger Ring of Hope.
Penalty Shootout (priced at Dh10): In this shoot out Soccer fans can have a go at winning fabulous prizes while scoring the most number of goals in a penalty shootout session.
Yoga for Diabetes: In this activity, Yoga experts Bharat Thakur’s Artistic Yoga will demonstrate the right way to flex and relax those muscles in a one-of-kind yoga demonstration, open to the public.
Testing Booths: In this activity Jebel Ali Hospital’s experts will be at hand to provide free diabetes tests and counseling on diet, health and lifestyle.
Food Sampling: This activity includes Sugoi. This Sugoi will be holding a sushi sampling session for one hour each day. In this activity flyers on the health benefits of sushi and other dishes will be provided.
Ibn Battuta Mall also offers fabulous give-aways for participating or donating during Diabetes week. Prizes include island holidays, a mountain bike and a catamaran trip among others.
Jebel Ali Hospital’s Specialist in Internal Medicine Dr Suresh Menon says, Diabetes is an formidable and debilitating condition that can only be attacked by a conscious change in attitude and lifestyle. Those changes include doing exercise such as climbing stairs and doing household chores, as well as accepting major diet control measures.