The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department organised a health awareness campaign to mark "World Diabetes Day".

The campaign is one of a series of the Department's ongoing initiatives and workshops to encourage employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to spread awareness of the importance of following a healthy diet, avoiding foods high in sugar and fat, which is one of the main causes of diabetes.

His Excellency Dr Lowai Belhoul, Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, said that this initiative stems from the Department's concern to raise the level of health awareness among employees and to highlight the importance of regular medical tests. The initiative also aims to shine a light on the preventive measures of diabetes, as it is one of the most common diseases that affect individuals and communities.

The campaign included tests conducted by the "Dr. Nutrition Center" to measure body mass and the components of fat, muscle and fluid in the body. In addition, the Department's employees benefited from a free consultation by a nutritionist to guide them in how to follow a healthy lifestyle, to eat meals regularly, to participate in sport and to stay hydrated in order to remain healthy and not to store fat in the body.