Sunday, November 11, 2012

Photos and Video: World Diabetes Day 5km Walkathon & 10km Fun Run

This morning, over 2,800 people of all ages turned up to support the World Diabetes Day 5km Walkathon and 10km Fun Run. This event was organised by the Malaysian Endocrine & Metabolic Society (MEMS) together with diabetes care societies and leading pharmaceutical corporations. Ministry of Health (MOH) is also strongly supporting the collaborative effort to raise awareness on the increasing number of people living with diabetes in Malaysia.

The walkathon was flagged off by YB Dato Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Youth and Sports.

Do you know that every year on November 14, World Diabetes Day is celebrated by millions of people who unite to bring this epidemic into the spotlight.

There are more than 366 million people living with diabetes! and in Malaysia, 20.8% of the population aged over 30 years have diabetes and 50% of them are undiagnosed!

Late diagnosis or poor management of diabetes can result in disabling and life-threatening complications suck as heart atteck, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation!

One of the ways to prevent diabetes is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Running is definitely a good activity to keep stay active at keep diabetes at bay! :)

Check out the flag off. CLICK PLAY!

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