World Diabetes Day Webinar with TMDHC
30 Nov 2022
November 14 is the ’World Diabetes Day’, a joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Union ( IDU) in 1991 to raise awareness and concern about diabetes. The World Diabetes Day focuses on a specific theme each year, from 2021 to 2023, with the theme of "Making care available to people with diabetes. Lingnan University and Tuen Mun District Health Centre (TMDHC) jointly organised webinar, 2 students from HAM and MHSM supported the webinar as well. Webinar emphasized that patients should have access to: healthy diet, physical activity venues, diabetes education plan, psychological support, equipment for self-monitoring blood glucose levels, oral medications or insulin to regulate blood glucose levels, etc. After the recognition diabetes, the fitness instructor demonstrates aerobic exercise suitable for diabetic patients, and the registered physiotherapist explains the rehabilitation treatment. This webinar has been an effective catalyst for hospitals and communities to work together to help people reduce the risk of diabetes.