Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:19 GMT
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New Partnership Pushes Diabetes Awareness

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency)  A new partnership between Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) and Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Limited (Oxy Qatar) is pushing diabetes awareness in Qatar.



The QDA will use Diabetes Education Mobile Unit to increase awareness about the condition and enhance healthcare her



QDA, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, visited Navigation Plaza in Doha, giving more than 120 employees from Oxy Qatar and Qatar Petroleum (QP) a talk about preventing diabetes, living with it and managing i



The mobile unit is run and supervised by physicians and professional diabetes educator



It has three rooms: an education and blood sugar testing room, an eye examination room with a retinal camera, and a foot care roo



The mobile unit did tests, foot and eye examination for people with diabete



At Oxy Qatar's office, QDA also provided visitors with blood sugar testing and dietary counselin



Oxy Qatar supports QDA since long. It furnished the mobile unit with its state-of-the-art medical equipment in 201



With encouragement from the company, more than 120 employees from Oxy Qatar and QP took advantage of QDA's service



QDA Executive Director Dr Abdullah Al Hamaq said, "QDA is thrilled to be able to provide our mobile clinic services to Oxy Qatar's staff member



"Many got their blood sugar level tested, eye and feet examinations and discussed the results with our mobile unit medical team to discover news ways of following a healthy lifestyle." Thanking Oxy Qatar for its contribution to the mobile unit, he added, "this enables us to reach areas outside Doha and provide our services to those who need it most



Oxy Qatar General Manager Stephen Kelly said, "Oxy Qatar encourages initiatives that help to prevent, identify and fight diabete



We are very proud to partner with the QDA and support its efforts to address this growing heath issu



"Enhancing the quality and accessibility of healthcare and education through projects like QDA's mobile clinic not only contributes to the wellbeing of our workforce, it plays a critical role in creating a healthy future for Qatar." In a related development, Qatargas and the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation - jointly hosted a Diabetes Awareness Day at the Qatargas Winter Camp in the Sealine area on Saturday, 8th Marc


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