Diabetics receive fasting tips
A health awareness campaign conducted jointly by Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) and King Saud University Medical City (KSU-MC) in Riyadh was held to promote the effects of fasting on patients’ health, in particular those suffering from diabetes.
The campaign, launched under the title “Health Awareness for Fasting” showcased a wide selection of dates available in the Kingdom, their nutritional value, healthy food samples and alternative food resources.
The planning committee also provided health guidelines for diabetic patients to manage their medical condition in addition to scheduling their medication during the holy month of Ramadan.
Visitors were briefed by health experts on the most critical health issues that diabetics may face while fasting and how they can be avoided.
Notably, the campaign hosted a number of nutritionists who answered questions regarding healthy habits and diets during the holy month.
The participants in the campaign also distributed pamphlets with diabetes diets and food tips.
The campaign was sponsored by Majed Al-Obailan, deputy medical director, KAUH.
Addressing the audience and guests, Al-Obailan said that the campaign has been running for several years now, with the aim of educating the patients of the KSU-MC to spread health awareness in the community.
Al-Obailan conveyed his gratitude to Abdulrahman Al-Muammar, chief executive officer, KSU-MC, professor Fahad Al-Zamil, dean of the College of Medicine and supervisor of university hospitals, for their untiring support of conducting significant events toward building a healthy environment for a disease-free society.
KSU-MC had also conducted earlier an open day for hospital patients in the main hall of the hospital to celebrate and welcome the holy month. Such events are considered an important part of the social activities piloted by the Medical City which aim to make the patients feel cared for.
According to heath experts, such campaigns have great impact on patients’ treatment and can lead to speedy recovery.