More than 5,000 people march to raise awareness of the illness.
The toys contain a hidden, zipped compartment on their back where children can keep their diabetic testing equipment, and each toy is accompanied with a backpack and video. Mascots Salem and Sarah have clear injection sites on their arms, legs, and stomach.
Raising awareness about diabetes is imperative as it has become an acute problem, not just in Qatar, but globally. Studies show that students who take breakfast reduce the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes, says Dr Amel Adam, Head of Health Care, at Qatar Diabetes Association