Nov 09, 2006 | Post by: admin Comments Off on World Diabetes Day 2006

World Diabetes Day 2006

8 November – Screening at APSA International

611 people visited APSA’s offices. Thirty volunteers lead them through a complete screening and educational program. Nurses and heath educators encouraged the visitors towards adopting healthier life styles. The results showed that, out of 611 people:

  • 8% of the visitors had blood sugar levels ≥ 7.5mmol/l
  • 11 % had known diabetes
  • 32% were overweight
  • 7% were obese
  • 6% discovered that they had blood pressure ≥ 135/85

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