Preventing Diabetes: sugar test and lunchtime info-session at the European Commission

 IDF Europe organised various Diabetes awareness raising activities in the European Commission (DG TAXUD) on Friday 17 May. The event, which focused on Type 2 Diabetes prevention, consisted of an info-session on the Role of Physical Exercise to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and of an exhibition area where Blood Glucose Tests were offered to more than 120 members of the DG TAXUD staff.

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Professional officer Dr Ernest Karuranga and Policy and Projects Officer Winne Ko explain how to prevent diabetes at the hal og DG Taxud (European Commission) Ms Viviane De Laveleye and Winne Ko making Blood Glucose tests to DG Taxud  staff

 

In Europe, 1 in 11 adults have diabetes and over 1/3 of diabetes cases have not been diagnosed and are at a higher risk of developing harmful and costly complications. During the info session, our Policy and Projects officer Winne Ko, explained what is diabetes and why a balanced diet together with physical activities are very important to prevent Type 2 Diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, accounting for around 90% of all diabetes cases.

The session was also an oppotunity to confront myths related to diabates. Our Professional Officer Dr Ernest Karuranga clarified misunderstandings and answered to many questions asked by the around 20 members of the staff participating in the info session.  

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Info -session: Role of Physical Exercise to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Learn more on our info session looking at our presentation

 

 

 

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