World Diabetes Day

To mark the world diabetes day, awareness seminar was jointly organized by School of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Community Medicine in The University of Faisalabad. Speaking on the occasion Prof Dr Zahid Masood highlighted importance of theme “Families and Diabetes”. According to a recent study there were 16% diabetics and 10% were Pre diabetics in Pakistan, he added. Prof Dr Akmal Sharif labeled Diabetes as an epidemic. Prof Dr Ehsan ul Haq emphasized on role of doctors as a health educator. He added that family members of a diabetic patient have poor knowledge of early warning sign of diabetes. Dr Sameea Nazir spoke on the diabetes during pregnancy and its implications. Prof Dr Syed Jawad Hussain spoke about the role of balanced diet in diabetes. Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed Pro-Rector, TUF concluded the session advising the audience to practice healthy life style. Students from the School of Nutritional Sciences presented an impressive skit according to the theme of the diabetes day. Large number of students and faculty members attended the seminar. This was followed by an awareness walk.