Diabetes Safeguard also known as Diase was founded in 2014. The organisation is involved in outreach camps, sensitization and diabetic test for both private and public domain.
What and Why?
Non-communicable diseases affect a big proportion of our small population.
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in Mauritius.
There is an estimated 257,442 people between the ages of 25 and 74 years with diabetes in Mauritius. Using the European body mass index (BMI) cutpoints, the prevalence of obesity in the island is 19.1%. As for hypertension, its prevalence is 28.4% of the Mauritian population.
People suffering from diabetes, obesity and hypertension have increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. They are also among the leading causes of kidney failure.
It gets more complicated when it comes to the health of diabetic pregnant women and that of their babies. There is more risk that the baby becomes a diabetic after birth. One scientifically proven way to reduce the burden of these non-communicable diseases is to be physically active with at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days.
In this optic, Diabetes Safeguard has decided to put to the availability of pregnant women already suffering from this disease a fully operational gym. This will provide them with a safe place for physical exercises and maintain their fitness level. The organisation is thus looking for a space to rent for the gym.
Ideally, Diase is looking for a space easily accessible to everyone through public transportation in the region of Rose Hill.
How to participate?
You have a space which is ideal or a gym or know someone who does?
Click ‘” I’m in” so as to help future mums and their babies to have a safe indoor space to stay healthy.
Thank you for your support!
Objectives / Aim
To help diabetic pregnant women stay healthy
Good Health and Well-being
1 June 2021 - 31 July 2021
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM