(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Amna Pervaiz Rao I The Peninsula
DOHA: Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) organised a 'Fitness and Health 2018 awareness programme in collaboration with Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) at Aspire Park on Wednesday.
The awareness programme attracted more than 200 people to check their weight, height, blood pressure, Diabetes test and dietician to give healthy and balanced meals guidance for weight loss and diabetic people.
Talking to The Peninsula, Maryam Abdullah Al Hamaq, Head of care programmes at QDA said: ' This is one of the various programs that we organise at QDA, this event is collaborated with QOC to raise awareness about diabetes. This is an annual programme which we host every year in collaboration with QOC.
Al Hamaq added that, 'We checked blood pressure, glucose tests, weight and height as well the waist circumference and based on that we get a result on which we can recommend how they can prevent from diabetes or control their diabetes.
Qatar Diabetes Association recently held several events during the month of November which was 'World Diabetes Awareness Month, 'We visited several schools and universities to raise awareness among people at young age. We expect more than 200 people to come and get their checkups done free of cost as the weather is pleasant we like to host such events at outdoor locations, she added.
The programme included two dieticians, health diabetic educators and professional from QDA to do some health checkups.
Visitors at the programme belong to different age groups.
'We find such events very useful for the community who seek help from dieticians and health professionals. As part of my routine I came for a jog to Aspire Park and got my check-up done. Such awareness programmes motivates us to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep us all fit, Andres Matthew, a visitor at the programme told The Peninsula.