The association gave the campaign publicity yesterday with a meeting held at Mercure Hotel in Girne.
The target of the campaign which aims to highlight the importance of diabetes and increase the consciousness that the protection from diabetes with a change in lifestyle is possible, is the fixation of people with the risk of diabetics, fettering them and inciting them to apply to a health institution for control.
The other main aims of the campaign are increasing awareness towards the importance of healthy nutrition and making sports and exercises a part of people's life.
In the framework of the campaign that started in December 2010 and will last for 5 years, the awareness of students and families are going to be increased; the ways of the prevention of diabetes will be expressed by media, studies for pregnant women will be carried and seminars, conferences will be organized.
In yesterday's meeting Turkish Cypriot Diabetes Association revealed the results of some surveys made on diabetes.
According to a survey in 2008; 11 percent of the population over age 20 is diabetic and 18 percent is latent diabetic in TRNC.
30 percent increase in world population is foreseen until the year 2025 and 114 percent increase in diabetic persons till the same year; according to a report of World Health Organization (WHO).
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