“There are about three million obese Malaysians and the number is increasing”, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya adding that “about five million people have varying degrees of diabetes”.
“Malaysia is not only the country in Southeast Asia with the most number of fat people, we also have the dubious distinction of having the highest number of diabetics in the region”.
All these statistics are based on reported cases, but there are still many undetected ones.
In light of this rampant issue, Mediviron UOA Clinic decided to hold a “Good Bye! Diabetes” Campaign as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. The first event was held on 7 March 2014 in Masjid Jamek LRT station.
Here are some highlights of the day.
Final Preparation for Diabetes Campaign
Taking part in the campaign was simple. All the participants need to do is register then proceed to a full BMI & Blood Sugar Level Test. Participants who like our Facebook page in support of the campaign were given a special ‘Goodbye Diabetes’ badge and a chance to pick out a lucky draw. The lucky draw prizes were small but thoughtful items in support of the campaign like Apples, Mineral Water, Oats, Multigrain Cookies and Detox Drinks.
|Participants ‘Like’ing our Facebook page|
|Step 1: Register for Sugar Level & BMI Test|
|Full BMI Analysis including Body Age|
|Before pricking the finger we wipe with alcohol swab first|
|Step 2: Like our Facebook page to support the campaign|
|Step 3: Receive a Good Bye Diabetes Campaign Badge & Make a Pledge|
|A Participant signing her Pledge in support of the campaign|
|Step 4: Take a photo and share on our Facebook to support this campaign|
|Step 5: Receive a complimentary healthy snack|
Our campaign ended successfully with smiles on everyone faces. We were very touched by participants thanking us for organizing such a thoughtful campaign. A very big thank you to everyone who participated. We look forward to your support for our future events and please stay tuned for more updates!