Thursday, July 23, 2009

Diabetes Event June 28

Diabetes Event

PG Sikh Youth Society recently organized a seminar on diabetes held at UNBC on June 28, 2009. Canadian Diabetes Association was instrumental in helping finance this event. The seminar was aimed at Indo-Canadians. Guest speakers, including Dr. Mann, explained Diabetes, its cause, and its effect on the body in Punjabi, while Manpreet Kaur Sidhu and Dale Dhillon translated the presentation into English. In this way both youth and seniors could understand what was going on. The main goal was to encourage people to live healthier by eating a well balanced diet and by exercising regularly, in order to reduce the complications associated with diabetes or to prevent diabetes altogether. Many seniors had a lot of questions, and Dr. Mann explained the answers fully. There was a friendly and positive atmosphere, where everyone felt welcome to discuss health problems. The MC for this program was Sarbjot (Sunny) Singh Kullar, who also volunteered in bringing this event together. Prince George Sikh Youth Society would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped at this event, and also thank Boyanne from the Canadian Diabetes Association for making this event possible. We would also like to thank Devi Parsad, the nurse coordinator at UNBC, for organizing a blood pressure check-up at the seminar.

Devi Parsad, Sarbjot Singh Kullar, Manpreet Kaur Sidhu, Navpreet Kaur Sidhu, Boyanne, Dr. Mann, Dale Dhillon.


Diabetes Display
Guest Speakers doing presentations.

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