Scroll left
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:640;;height:360
  • width:360;;height:480
  • width:270;;height:480
  • width:360;;height:480
  • width:421;;height:480
  • width:270;;height:480
  • width:360;;height:480
  • width:640;;height:360
Scroll right

Unite for Diabetes!

21 November 2018

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that affects approximately 12 million people around the globe, and seven out of the twelve million people with diabetes have been diagnosed. Since World Diabetes Day draws attention on issues of great importance on the disease and keeps spotlight on diabetics in the community, and due to the presence of severe and life-threatening complications resulting from diabetes, HHHS Nursing Department, in the collaboration with the Biology Coordinator, has organized an activity for all 11th scientific graders through creating a unity circle and wearing blue to show the logo of Diabetes Mellitus in an attempt to prevent and control diabetes for life. Moreover, an informative session under the title "Diabetes Mellitus Awareness" was conducted to these students in the Secondary Division. The overall goal of this session was to provide students with the updated knowledge about pathology, epidemiology, etiology, types, signs, treatment (exogenous insulin, oral hypoglycemic agents), and complications of Diabetes Mellitus. Following these instructions, an educational handouts were distributed to enable learners reduce the risk of short and long health effects of Diabetes Mellitus on themselves and others. In fact, such interactive school-based activities would create awareness about diabetes among adolescents and adults. As a sympathetic action towards diabetics, memorial photos were taken with the frame designed for diabetes awareness, and blue balloon decorations and leaflets were posted at Middle School and Secondary cafeterias, all arranged by grade eleven scientific students in the collaboration with Biology Department. Moreover, diet and diabetic food was sold to make November 14 an indelible awareness event in our learners’ lives and to show them the role of nutrition management and prevention of Diabetes Mellitus. Towards the end of November, we can’t but bestow sincere thanks to HHHS community that showed utmost encouragement, engagement and collaboration to make this event brilliantly successful and fruitful.

Ohoud afara ~ Middle and Secondary School Registered Nurse
Mrs. Jana Abou Orm ~ Biology Coordinator