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World Diabetes Day: 14 November, 2016
Did you know that many individuals with diabetes don't know they have the disease?

Have you wondered if you might be at risk?

This year’s HMC World Diabetes Day (WDD) activities have been designed to provide important information about diabetes and its risk factors.

Small Things Make a Big Difference
A healthy lifestyle plays a big role in staying well with diabetes, both Type 1 and 2. Exercise and eating healthy help to control blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy body weight and reduce high blood pressure.

Making small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the lift or drinking water instead of soda, can make a big difference in both preventing and managing diabetes.

Diabetes: Eyes on Diabetes
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes. The year’s activities, planned in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Primary Health Care Corporation, will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis and treatment as an essential strategy to reduce the risk of serious complications.

Choosing a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to keep both ‘eyes on diabetes’.

Join Us for World Diabetes Day 2016
Through increased awareness we can all play an important role in reducing the burden of diabetes; we can also help improve health outcomes for those living with the disease. Join HMC, and our partners the Ministry of Public Health and PHCC, in our quest to help keep all ‘eyes on diabetes.’