World Diabetes Day: 14 November
‘women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future’

Did you know that one in four births in Qatar is affected by gestational diabetes? And that two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age? Have you wondered if you might be at risk?

This year’s HMC World Diabetes Day activities have been carefully designed to provide important information and advice about diabetes and the associated risk factors. Planned activities will also help you recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease, associated health conditions and how to take preventative measures to delay or avoid the development of diabetes.

Diabetes: Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future

The slogan for 2017 World Diabetes Day, ‘women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future’, was chosen to emphasize the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes.

Small things can make a big difference

By making small changes, individuals living with diabetes can effectively manage their condition, and those at risk of developing diabetes may be able to prevent or delay its onset.

Join HMC for World Diabetes Day Activities

In recognition of World Diabetes Day, HMC is planning a series of events designed to increase awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes. Through increased awareness we can all play an important role in reducing the burden of this disease; we can also help improve health outcomes for those living with diabetes. Join HMC in our quest to help protect the future of Qatar’s population.