MASK 2020

(More Healthy Lifestyle for Less Diabetes Risk)


The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Atlas 2019 predicts that for ages 20-79, the number of people with diabetes in Indonesia increased from 10.7 million in 2019 to 16.6 million in 2045. With this figure, Indonesia ranks 8th with most people with diabetes in the world by 2040. Diabetes is a public health problem that is one of the four priority non-communicable diseases targeted for follow-up by the government. The number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have continued to increase over the last few decades. During this current pandemic, the risk of developing diabetes increases. Many people do not understand the dangers of diabetes. Also, public knowledge is still lacking about how to take care of someone with diabetes. During this current pandemic, some people find it challenging to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This is due to limited space if you want to do sports. Also, Work from Home (WFH) and online class cause many of us to be busy working on tasks in front of the screen, so there is no time to exercise.

Source: IDF. 2019. IDF Diabetes Atlas. International Diabetes Federation. Jurnal International Diabetes Federation.

Based on this background, SCOPH CIMSA FK YARSI took the initiative to hold a webinar. We titled it MASK (More Healthy Lifestyle for Less Diabetes Risk). Besides celebrating World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on November 14, this event also aims to educate the public about diabetes, prevent and care for families and people around who are affected by diabetes, and healthy lifestyles, especially during the pandemic.

MASK was held on November 21, 2020, with two speakers, dr. Ibnu Mas’ud, Sp.PD, MARS as internist and Sandy Eka Pratama, S.Gz as a nutritionist. dr. Ibnu explained about diabetes and how to treat diabetics. Meanwhile, Sandy explain preventive efforts in diabetes and the importance of implementing a healthy lifestyle, especially during this current pandemic.

There was a 27% increase from the results of pre-test and post-test webinar participants. This indicates that public knowledge about diabetes and the application of a healthy lifestyle is increasing. This webinar event was attended by 126 participants from almost all over Indonesia. It can be concluded that the dissemination of information on this webinar is quite widespread. By holding this project, we hope this project will increase public knowledge in creating a diabetes-free family in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle.


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