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Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Diabetes screening for just AED 1


Nov 21 2017

With the aim of creating awareness on diabetes and commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center has kicked-off a month-long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents.

The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali Singel, Head of Medical Committee, Military section Dubai Government, Director of Dubai Police Medical Services, at the Diabetes Center. Visitors at the premises also availed free random blood sugar screening to find for themselves the positive effect of physical exercise on sugar levels.

The campaign also offers a comprehensive diabetic screening worth AED700 for just AED 1 when residents register online for the screening.

The Blue Ring Challenge practically demonstrates how regular exercise can help reduce sugar levels by testing the levels before and after some physical activity. At the end of The Blue Ring Challenge on 14th December, all those who registered and screened will have a chance to win mega prizes such as iPhone X, Smart Gear, sports equipment, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers.

“We read a lot about diabetes and physical activity, but through The Blue Ring Challenge, we want to show the results practically,” said Dr Zain Gulzar, Consultant Endocrinologist at Dubai RAK Diabetes Centre, “Visitors can get their blood sugar tested prior to a 20 minutes exercise regime – comprising cycling, brisk walking, swimming, skipping, jogging, zumba or any other cardiovascular exercise. 20 minutes later, they can get themselves retested to check how far the levels of blood sugar have reduced. On an average, diabetic patients will see their blood sugars drop by 20 percent after just 20 minutes of exercise, while the drop will vary in non-diabetics. This will drive home the importance of staying active in a far more effective manner.”

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