Kudabandos ring of 800 to mark World Diabetes Day

More than 800 police, armed forces personnel, government offices, private companies and students joined hands on Kudabandos over the weekend to mark World Diabetes Day, reports Haveeru.

The event was organised by Diabetes Society of Maldives, which estimates that 6-8 percent of Maldivians are diabetic.

Haveeru reported that participants carried blue umbrellas to replicate the blue ring of this year’s logo, symbolising ‘Unite for Diabete’.

The event was held a week early that the actual day, November 14, because of the upcoming public holiday, the organisation told Haveeru.