The free health check will particularly be beneficial for diabetics since loss of vision, or diabetic retinopathy, is one of the most common fallouts of the disease.

Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Centre, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp on its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from 10am to 3pm every day, have also been instrumental for people who are looking to take stock of their health mid-way during Ramadan. Free checks include ECG, random blood sugar test, BMI, eye check-up, and complimentary cardiologist and ophthalmologist consultation.

“With Ramadan crossing the half way mark, the long hours of fasting is beginning to take its toll, particularly during hot summer days,” said Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group, the holding company of RAK Diabetes Centre, “If we are not careful of proper food intake during Suhoor and Iftar, there is a risk of low blood pressure and blood sugar resulting in weakness. People with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiac issues have to be more careful, and through this camp, our aim is to guide people on planned diets and specific lifestyle guidelines.”