By Isha Sesay • 20 November 2019 • 22:45
SCREENING: Free screening tests were offered to the community by Adimo. Credit: Ayuntamiento de Motril.
MOTRIL Council participated in World Diabetes Day, the largest awareness campaign for the disease.
On November 14, Luisa García Chamorro,the Mayor of Motril, visited a screening table run by the Motril Diabetics Association (Adimo) at Plaza de la Aurora, accompanied by Debora Juárez, Councillor for Citizen Participation and Encarna Martín Guardia, Adimo’s Treasurer.
Inviting the community to take a free test, Chamorro highlighted the importance of the initiative, which has given “visibility to the causes, symptoms, treatment and complications associated with the condition”.
Adimo explained the difficulty of living with diabetes which imposes lifelong demands on those that are affected, but also on their families. Diabetics are responsible for 95 per cent of the care that they receive and for this reason Adimo provide high-quality education through qualified health professionals.
World Diabetes Day is the most important diabetes awareness campaign in the world, established by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation in 1991. In response to the increase in cases worldwide, the campaign aims to keep the disease firmly in the public and political spotlight.
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