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1 Time of need to Save Millions Primary Prevention Presented by Dr. Kamil Salamah General Secretary Saudi Diabetes & Endocrine Association Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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3 According to the th Edition of IDF Diabetes Atlas for MENA Region: 1-KSA ranks No. 1 with a prevalence of 23.7% for adults (20-79) = 3.6 million diabetics. 2-KSA is the highest in the MENA Region for children with type 1 diabetes (10-14 years) with 31.4 children in 100,000. Overview

4 Children are our future SDEA provides education on : 1-Nutrition. 2-Health. 3-Safety. 4-Obesity. Children Health & Safety

5 The Four Es Approach Educate Engage Encourage Empower Children Health & Safety

6 1- Healthy Eating. 2-Hand washing. 3-Dental Care. 4-Museum visits. 5-Parental group sessions. 6-Developing relationships. Children Health & Safety

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8 Sweet Smiles Club provided a two weeks educational camp covering: 1-Health and nutrition. 2-Insulin. 3-Exercise. 4-Dental care. 5-Diabetes emergencies. 6-Educational games and quizzes. Sweet Smiles Club

9 Sweet Smiles Membership card and privileges: 1-Reduced prices for special requirements. 2-Webpage with educational tips and interactive stories. Sweet Smiles Club

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11 SDEA established a Womens Health Committee. Programs include: 1-Weight management. 2-Healthy shopping. 3-Healthy cooking. 4-Osteoporosis. 5-Diabetes prevention. Women Health and Safety

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13 The Womens Forum Provides lectures and exhibitions which cover Diabetes, Obesity, Healthy nutrition, Skin care, Bone integrity, Mental health and Breast cancer. Women Health and Safety

14 1-Educate the Educators sessions. 2-Students Rights booklets. 3-Diabetic ID Cards. 4-Glucometers and supplies. 5-Worked with canteens on healthy foods. The Elementary Schools Project

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16 SDEA conducted various educational activities for diabetics and the community at large: 1-Exercise Tips. 2-Avoiding dehydration. 3-Prevent hyper/hypoglycemia. 4-Avoid food waste. 5-Healthy eating. Fasting Ramadan

17 SDEA website(in both English and Arabic) provides information on: 1-Diabetic cultural dishes. 2-Campaigns to teach the importance of safe and healthy fasting. Fasting Ramadan

18 SDEA developed Hajj and Diabetes Guidelines provided to: 1-The Ministry of Hajj. 2-The Ministry of Health. 3-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hajj and Diabetes

19 SDEA capitalizes on the use of media to support needs of diabetics: 1-TV, radio, interviews, interactive dialogue sessions, newsletters, magazines, and demonstrations. 2-SDEA website: educational contents for children, adults, and retirees. Media and Publications

20 The Outreach Programs (Mobile Unit) provides: 1-Screening for Diabetes & Obesity. 2-Enrollment in prevention programs. 3-Scheduled for schools, colleges, companies, sports clubs, and remote villages. Mobile Unit

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24 SDEA sponsored a symposium November 12, 2013 titled: Pediatric Care-Protect Our Future Scientific Conferences

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26 SDEA has launched an Obesity Prevention Program 1- Conducted at schools, universities, and the public month duration. 3- Lifestyle modification. 4- Diabetic Prevention Plan. Diabetes Prevention

27 Outcome targets: 1-Reduction in body weight by 10%. 2-Reduction in HbgA1C by 1.5 %. 3-Reduction in BP by (7 mm). 4-Improved work productivity by reducing sick time by 20% for the high risk individuals. Diabetes Prevention

28 A-Diabetes Cook Book which includes: 1-50 healthy recipes. 2-Cultural foods (Low in calories and fat). B-Developed an Educational Program for Cooks in various sectors. Diabetes Prevention

29 SDEAs activities are part of its mission. Steps needed: 1-Curb the hemorrhaging of the budget of the Ministry of Health. * Over 30 Billion SR were spent in 2011 on Diabetics alone (total budget 70 Billion SR)!!!!! 2-Reinvest these sums in appropriate programs, leading to a healthier society. Conclusion

30 The status quo is not an option

31 Thank You

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