DASL participated in the IDF World Diabetes Congress [WDC] in Vancouver, Canada from 30th November to 4th December 2015. Five delegates attended the event which included 2 members of staff and 3 resource persons which included a Vice President, Secretary and the Secretary to the board of Trustees. Two participants of the IB were chosen to represent DASL in the Young Leaders in Diabetesprogramme which was held prior to the WDC. This was a life changing experience for them as there were 150 young leaders from more than 80 countries who participated in this leadership trainingprogramme. The confidence...
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This World Diabetes Day, as a part of the WDD 2015 campaign, we want to help people to work towards not only cutting down on sugar but also switching to a healthier lifestyle. If you or any of your loved ones or friends need advice or check-ups for diabetes, you can visit The National Diabetes Centre at the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka located at No 50, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya or contact them on 0112872951.
Trying to lead a healthy lifestyle in Colombo can be pretty difficult, but not impossible if you know where to eat and how to plan your week. On World Diabetes Day, we want to focus...
What is stress?
Stress is common in modern lifestyles and arises due to an unhappy state of mind due to failure of expectation. There are many different circumstances that can cause stress. These include pressures from work, family, inability to achieve unrealistic goals, social pressures and worrying about things that you cannot change. Being under a immense amount of stress can lead to physical and mental issues.
Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps...
Who can get diabetes?
Anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes transcends age, gender, social status, caste or creed and race.
What can lead to diabetes?
There are many risk factors that can lead to diabetes. The goal is to understand and identify these risks and prevent the onset of illness through changes in your lifestyle.
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