KARACHI: Diabetic Care – Roche has launched their new and improved blood glucose meter Accu - Chek Active, through a graceful event, held here at a local hotel on Tuesday.
Former Pakistan International Cricket Team Captain and King of Swing Wasim Akram was the chief guest of the event while several other notable personalities also grace the event with their presence.
Addressing the gathering, Wasim Akram said that even though he has diabetes, he is fit because of his healthy lifestyle and constant monitoring of blood glucose levels. He is diabetic since 1997 and had played world class cricket up till 2003. He further added that according to a research 10 % of Pakistani Population is suffering from the disease; we are ranked 7th on diabetes prevalence list.
Talking to the audience he also advised them to monitor their glucose and exercise to avoid the complications in diabetes.
According to Akram, the youth is getting advance in technology and due to lack of physical activities the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes is increasing, which is very alarming for the country like Pakistan which has the large human capital.
Upon asking, the legendary cricketer said that he is happy with the performance of the Pakistani cricket team in the Asia Cup. He said is hopeful that they will perform better in the T20 World cup and will embrace victory. He advised the team to work together and focus on their goals. According to him, the boys need to improve in all the three areas in order to win.
Head of Diabetic Care – Roche Sohail Malik informed the audience about the new features of the meter. He said, “With the prevalence in the country there is a need to constantly monitor the blood glucose level.”
He further added: “Keeping in mind the needs and change in the modern era the new blood glucose meter is designed to improve the quality of life.”
According to the Brand Manager Accu - Chek Active Wajid Siddiqui, when it comes to blood glucose meter, Accu Chek is the largest selling brand.
It serves 100 countries with 25 million customers around the globe. The new Accu - Chek active comes with different and better features. Incorporating the change of the modern times, the meter allows the user to store the data of 90 days. It comes with a USB port so that is easier for the user to transfer and keep track on the blood glucose level at their convenience.
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