World Diabetes Day logo - Official websiteCAIRO – 14 November 2017: The Ministry of Health and Population, represented by the National Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, launched an awareness campaign for diabetic patients and their families. This campaign coincides with World Diabetes Day, which is held on November 14 of each year.Dean of the Diabetes Institute Hesham Al-Hafnawi said that the campaign includes seminars and educational trips for diabetic patients as well as a launch of free medical convoys.Hafnawi added that an educational day was held for the patients and their relatives this morning at the institute's lecture hall. Children will learn to coexist safely with diabetes, as well as participate in recreational sports competitions, eat at food stalls and undergo free diabetes blood analyzers that will be distributed to sick children. The certificate identifies its holder as a diabetes specialist. Diabetes in Egypt rose to 16.5 million people, half of which do not know they suffer from this disease, while the other half receives treatment.
Source: Egypt Today November 14, 2017 16:52 UTC