Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes mellitus is chronic disease, also one of the major causes of early illness and death worldwide, and the global prevalence continues to rise.
About 10% of the population in Hong Kong suffer from diabetes mellitus and it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. It was the tenth commonest cause of deaths, accounting for 0.9% of all deaths in 2014
Many deaths can be attributed to its late complications. Thus earlier intervention and good support for diabetes patients can contribute better control of diabetes and decrease complications.
To raise awareness regarding Diabetes Mellitus and also support those suffering from Diabetes amongst the ethnic minority community, the Diabetic Support Group was initiated in 2013
To improve knowledge on diabetes mellitus information: including definition, risk factors, symptoms, management, self monitor, prevention of complications.
To encourage healthy lifestyle
To build up community support and family support.
Target: Diabetes patient, Family members of diabetes patient, Friends of diabetes patient
(Ref: Centre for Health Protection Hong Kong).