HELP! Creating a Diabetes Awareness Campaign

17 May, '12

The Rotary Club of Salmaniya are creating a campaign for diabetes awareness. Part of this campaign will be in the form of video testimonials of people who have been affected by diabetes, both directly or indirectly and how diabetes has impacted their lives. Gulf Broadcast will be producing these videos.We need real people to give personal testimonials about how knowledge of preventing diabetes could have changed their lives. These short testimonials shall be in Arabic. The main message will be diabetes is preventable and bad consequences do not need to happen. Do you know of anyone who could be on camera to help others realize the benefits of early intervention? Someone who is:

  • A young mother who has lost a parent to diabetes before a child was born such that the child will never meet their grandparent?
  • A teenager who may have lost another family member (parent/sibling) to diabetes?
  • A teenager/person in 20s diagnosed with type 2 DM?
  • A person who has lost their sight due to diabetes?
  • An amputee due to diabetes?

If you do, please do contact me by email or fill in the form. We and your community will for ever be in your debt. The first phase of fighting any disease is awareness and your help with this will go a long way to help us help others.

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  1. Laura says:

    I believe you need to specify that this campaign is for type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease is caused by a combination of genes and an environmental factor that has not yet been identified. At this time it cannot be prevented or cured. It is NOT caused by poor diet or lack of exercise. My almost 7 year-old has had type 1 diabetes for over 4 years now and it has been endlessly frustrating trying to defend myself to uninformed people who think I caused her diabetes by feeding her junk food when she was a toddler.

    • mahmood says:

      Thank you Laura, I appreciate your comment and clarification. I shall take that into consideration. We’re in the process of doing the research now in order to produce the films, some of which will be dedicated to “debunking the myths” around diabetes and this should definitely be one of them.

      Would you like to participate?

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