MMSA celebrates World Diabetes Day 2016!

MMSA - Public Health 

Every Maltese person knows that obesity is one of the major health concerns affecting our population, ranking first several time on obesity studies. But very few know how serious diabetes is and its implications. 10% of the Maltese adult population suffers from diabetes and yet 1 in 2 people with Diabetes are not made aware of their condition.

In order to crack down on this MMSA organized its annual event World Diabetes Day in Valletta last Saturday where over a 100 medical students gathered to inform the public on the dangers of diabetes and how best to avoid it. MMSA spent the morning conducting free health checks to whoever visited their stand, as well as handing out educational material on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.