Diabetes summer school declared a success by Heydar Aliyev Foundation (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 17 / Trend S. Agayeva /
A summer school organized for 30 diabetic children aged 13 to 16 by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Ganja from Aug. 23 to Sept. 7 was a success, the foundation said.
The main purpose of the school was to teach the children more about diabetes, develop their sense of self belief and provide psychosocial rehabilitation.
The teenagers were taught to monitor their blood sugar levels before and after eating, regulate doses of insulin depending on food intake and expected physical activity, and recognize the major symptoms of hyperglycemia and how to offer first aid should it occur.
During the summer camp, the children made trips to historical places in Ganja and visited museums and art galleries in the city. The children also took trips to the Shamkir, Dashkesan and Goygol regions.
The diabetic children came from cities of Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, and Sheki and the regions of Agdam, Lachin, Gubadli, Shusha, Bilasuvar, Shamkir, Dashkesan, Kalbajar, Barda and Tovuz.
They pledged to convey the knowledge the learned on the summer school to their peers in the regions where they live.