GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share
The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee
Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham
For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity
  • Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients
  • Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers.
November 15,2017; Dubai, UAE: To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. 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 /or 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.”
“UAE residents can also register for the challenge online and get a diabetes health screening voucher worth AED 700 for just 1 dirham, which they can avail either at RAK Hospital or at the RAK Diabetes Center in Dubai. As a CSR activity, the Hospital and Center will also add 1 dirham for each registration – irrespective of whether people avail the screening or not -- and the entire amount will go towards creating programmes and awareness campaigns against diabetes”, said Dr. Yasmin Shaikh, Group Marketing Head, Arabian Healthcare Group and RAK Hospital.
With just 20 to 30 minutes of active exercise five days a week, people with pre-diabetes can control and prevent their condition from turning worse, while the activity significantly brings down sugar levels in known diabetic patients. According to World Health Organisation, sedentary lifestyle is among the 10 leading causes of death since it gives birth to a number of chronic ailments, such as significantly increasing the risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO, Arabian Healthcare Group (RAK Diabetes Center is under the aegis of Arabian Healthcare Group): “This year, we want to encourage people to take stock of their health. This is why we have kept the Blue Ring Challenge open for diabetics and non-diabetics. We are also approaching corporate houses to perform the Blue Ring Challenge on their premises since corporates generally lead a very sedentary lifestyle. Let us promise this year to literally put our best foot forward and exercise to keep diabetes under control. We would like to request people to at least register for the challenge even if they are unable to be a part of the challenge physically, since it will help create awareness on diabetes”.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 9412 times
Posted on : Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE eHealth Week 2017 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements and Showcased Best Practice in Ge...
Next Story : Dubai Festival City Reveals Highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Time for Some AIGNER Love
RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism
Reverse the effects of hair fall with Crescina Re-Growth HFSC Shampoo
Achieve whiter teeth at home with Spotlight Teeth White Strips
Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment
UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017
SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds Celebrates The Virtuosity Of Art Deco Design Genius
SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA
Calvin Klein Presents Steadfast Collection
Gift gorgeous skin this festive season.
NIVEA MEN and Real Madrid Extend Partnership Globally Covering 70+ Countries
Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai
Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection
Coach Women's Lex Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlet in Meena ...
Celebrate the Festive Season With the Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the ...
Step into 2018 with skinade & slow down the signs of ageing
Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers
Bovet Presents Brilliant Is Beautiful Gala Benefitting Artists for Peace and Ju...
With the Increasing Trend of Grooming Among Men, Kaya Skin Clinic Launches an Ex...
The First “Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet” in a Middle East Hotel Opens in Pullma...
Lg V30+ Launches in the Uae and Makes Its Way Into Customers' Pockets and Lives
Over 200 developers across India participate in CREDAI's Indian Property Show
SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series
Unilever's Lipton Jebel Ali Tea Factory First in MENA to Achieve Bronze World Cl...
Nouveau Lashes & Beauty – The Aftercare Range
Win 3000 Dollars with Splash
Dubai-based teen star Polina Butorina releases her debut album ‘Ocean of Emotions'
Switzerland wins a Good Design Award for the first chronograph-watch in history
Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International
Epson to showcases the future of large laser display technology at InfoComm MEA 2017
Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks
Automechanika Riyadh turns focus on exciting growth potential of Saudi automotiv...
DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition
Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018
SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to t...
10 years on Bremont refreshes ALT1-P range
Joyalukkas the World's Favourite Jeweller Now Launches in South Extension, Delhi
Saxo Bank 2018 Outrageous Predictions: 2018 will be a true roller coaster ride c...
Saint Honore presents the distinguished Haussmann for men in an elegant avatar
Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast
The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Deter...
LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology
Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season
Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert
Ring in the New Year with Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR at Fogueira, Speake...