Recognizing the importance of awareness campaigns within its social responsibility programs
AL-Jazeera Paints, giant manufacturer of high quality paints in the Middle East and North Africa, sponsored World Diabetes Day events, held by the Ministry of Health, represented by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir region under the slogan " diabetes is our concern", within the company's programs of social responsibility this year.
AL-Jazeera Paints, paid this event considerable attention during the show, which was held in Asir Mall, including an awareness corner, includes educational brochures for adults and children about the disease, its types, causes, symptoms and needed tests for sick person, regarding to the importance of intensifying campaigns to educate the society of the dangers of this disease and the need to raise the level of awareness ways to prevent it through lifestyle modifications and practice of positive behaviors such as sports and eating healthy food in order to reduce its spread, as well as ways to deal with it, within showing of scary statistics, issued by the Ministry of Health, referring to an increase in the number of sick people and the ones who are exposed to the disease in Saudi Arabia, which amounted to one out of every four people.
According to the International Diabetes Federation estimates in the past year, about 193 million people, or nearly half of adults with diabetes are unaware of their illness, and most of those are sick with type II, and whenever a patient is diagnosed early, he can treat it faster, and be able to reduce the risk of harmful and costly complications.
Diabetes is the main cause of cardiovascular diseases, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation of the lower limbs, and more than a third of the world's population are living with diabetes, both types, and are at risk of losing their sight and blindness, according to the Ministry of Health website, which added that, the prevention of diabetes complications or delaying, can be done by maintaining sugar level, level of pressure and cholesterol levels in the blood to be closer to normal, as well as maintaining an ideal weight and avoiding obesity.