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Prevention and pre-detection of Diabetes

IMPLEMENTING NGO
The Association for the Protection of Environment (APE).

OBJECTIVE
Raising awareness among the population of the target areas and promoting methods of preventing Diabetes, among people between the ages of 40-60,  through medical examination and seminars.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Cairo governorate (Mansheyat Nasser & Mokattam).

DURATION
24  months (September 2014 – August 2016).

SAWIRIS CONTRIBUTION
LE 588,000 (project total budget: LE 660,000)

STATUS
Ongoing.

This project is initiated to improve the health conditions within the community of garbage collectors in Mansheyat Naser and Mokattam, which have a population of more than 20,000 people.

The project aims to raise public awareness of Diabetes and its risk factors which would contribute to limiting the number of people with the disease in the future. The project also aims to provide medical tests for people with pre-diabetes, aged 40-60 years old, and to increase the adoption of healthier lifestyles between them, thereby reducing rates of diabetes and its complications.

Prediabetes is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prediabetes means a person is at increased risk for developing diabetes, as well as for heart disease and stroke. However, modest weight loss and moderate physical activity can help people with prediabetes delay or prevent diabetes.