8% obesity rate among adults in the country
“Aafaq Islamic Finance”, a leading institution in the financial sector that provides financial products and services compliant with the provisions of Islamic Sharia, in cooperation with “Bedaya”, organized an awareness initiative on obesity and diabetes in conjunction with World Diabetes Day. The initiative was with the objective of educating employees about the importance of adopting lifestyles health to reduce the risk of diabetes. The Bedaya program aims to provide safe solutions for weight loss for patients suffering from obesity and related health problems and relies on a selection of the best internationally accredited health service providers and information on advanced medical solutions, whether surgical or non-surgical.
Rashid Mahboob Al Qubaisi, CEO of Aafaq Islamic Finance said: “Promoting the health and well-being of our employees is a top priority, hence the idea of organizing a campaign on World Diabetes Day in cooperation with Bedaya to spread guidance on the repercussions of obesity that It constitutes 27.8% of adults in the country. The awareness highlights associated health problems and their effects on the family and society, and the provision of tools and solutions by specialists. We aim to change misconceptions and raise awareness to prevent the spread of the disease.”
World Diabetes Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of diabetes, held annually in response to growing concerns about the growing threat of the disease, given that diabetes is a chronic disease that requires changing many lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise, and taking medications.
Therefore, it needs continuous follow-up and adjustments according to the patient’s condition. World Diabetes Day targets people with diabetes and their families, those at risk of developing diabetes, health decision makers, health workers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, health educators and all segments of society.