Sunday, 8 November 2009

Global Diabetes Walk

What a great way to spend a Sunday morning by waking up as early as 6am to get ready for a healthy walk at the Subang Jaya Council (MPSJ) Stadium. My friends and I have signed up for the Global Diabetes Walk organized by Sime Darby Health Centre, formerly known as Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

It is a walk to promote awareness of healthy living through exercise in order to prevent diabetes. We were all encouraged to do at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. In one of the speeches by the organizers, it is said that Asia is contributing 50% to the number of global diabetic patients. That is a really high figure!!

My late paternal grandmother was a diabetic patient and I know how it felt to take insulin jab daily and having one's leg being amputated. It's better to take preventive measure as early as possible!

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