Top Oman resort marks diabetes month
Mussanah, Oman, November 28, 2011
Millennium Resort Mussanah, part of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts group, recently organised a 50 km walk to mark Diabetes Awareness Month.
Affecting more than 26.6 million people (2011 figures from the International Diabetes Foundation) in the Middle East as a whole, Oman is ranked eighth in the world in terms of prevalence rates of diabetes.
A group of 14 members of staff from the Millennium Resort Mussanah participated in an organised 3.1km walk through Muscat, starting in Ruwi.
The campaign is part of a wider corporate initiative which sees all Millennium & Copthorne hotels in the region – from Kuwait to Oman - joining together for a good cause.
Didier Coeln, general manager of Millennium Resort Mussanah, said: “We at Millennium Resort Mussanah are invested in our local community and are committed to making a positive impact.”
“The figures we see on the prevalence of diabetes in Oman are worrying: this is why we are doing all we can to raise awareness of this condition, so as to allow people to better understand how to recognise and prevent it. By walking for the cause, we believe that we are making a positive step towards change,” he added.
Earlier this year, the hotel also launched a special menu especially developed for diabetes sufferers. The menu is nutritionally-balanced and helps those with diabetes control blood glucose levels, body fats and blood pressure, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service