Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation, held the fourth Adolescents with Diabetes (Al Tahadi) Camp on April 13 to 17 2014.
The camp educated teenagers (12-15 years old) with type 1 diabetes about the disease and helped them understand the importance of controlling their blood sugar levels to lead a normal and productive life.
The camp was hosted by Barzan Youth Centre, which had offered its facilities to ensure the comfort of the participants and success of the camp. Its programme included different types of healthy activities: physical, educational as well as entertaining. The camp featured various workshops, religious aspects and personality improvement activities.
The activities were managed and supervised by a specialised team of trainers, health educators and dieticians.
For the first time, this year’s camp included participants from the GCC countries and there are plans to take the camp to higher levels by hosting participants from the region as well as from around the world.
The camp has been described as one of the most important events in the area of diabetes awareness. The QDA works with other authorities and institutions, such as the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), Ali Bin Ali Group, Municipal Police Force, Tomoh for Voluntary Work Management and Qatar Foundation Recreation Center, to make it a success.