Today, November 14, is World Diabetes Day.
Because someone I love has diabetes, I’ve joined efforts together with The National Diabetes organization (@dialeb) for the past 6 years as their youth coordinator to raise diabetes awareness and prevent its complications.
Dialeb was founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Maalouf and Mrs. Sylvie Issa. Dialeb’s main mission is to help those affected with diabetes, not only health wise but also on the moral level, creating support groups and spreading the awareness all over Lebanon.
In these 6 years, Dialeb has visited over 36 schools; around 40 universities (some universities are visited more than once); and over 50 municipalities across Lebanon.
We proudly announce that Dialeb will very soon be announced as an official member at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
According to the IDF, approximately 415 million people, worldwide are affected with diabetes. This is actually quite a large number.
Many studies have shown that lifestyle changes can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and other diseases. General recommendations include:
- Regular sleeping patterns
- Eating healthy and moderately
- Exercising regularly
- Qutiting smoking
Finally, I would like you to join me on Saturday at Hilton Beirut for Dialeb’s 6th annual fundraising gala dinner. It is the only event of the year that helps us raise funds for the NGO. Get your tickets by contacting me or by contacting the office at + 961 1 88 88 74 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org