World Diabetes Day

CPL commemorates World Diabetes Day with Free screening

This was the alarming statistic revealed by the Deputy Secretary for Diabetes Association PNG, Joyce Sauk said.

 Sauk was talking today at a free Diabetes test in Port Moresby.

The screening saw participants check their Sugar levels, weight and height body mass index, blood pressure and total cholesterol tests.

Meantime, Category Manager for City Pharmacy, Pradeep Panda on a positive noted stated that such awareness has made people more mindful of their lifestyle choices.

Diabetes and women

For this year, the World Diabetes Day is ‘Diabetes & Women’ and focuses on awareness about gestational diabetes.

The Pacific International Hospital, together with Diabetes Association of PNG & National Capital District Health, will run free diabetes screening across all NCD urban clinics for the whole month of November starting tomorrow, November 14th, at 9:30am at City Pharmacy Central Waigani.

The test includes free blood sugar testing, body mass index and blood pressure check along with total cholesterol test.