One Heart Health Community rolls out free diabetes screening in Dubai Mall

May 27, 2014 1:45 am

One Heart Health Community has launched a major awareness drive in Dubai to highlight the risks of heart problems and underline the importance of a healthy lifestyle, Gulf News has reported. Endorsed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Diabetes Centre, Emirates Diabetes Society and the Emirates Cardiac Society, the campaign involved the presence of a team of more than 80 nurses in the Dubai Mall for an eight-hour diabetes screening, informing shoppers about the risk factors of cardiovascular disease, which include diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, obesity, tobacco use, and lack of physical exercise.