Former cricket legend Wasim Akram, who is happy to lend his support to any initiative that helps promote diabetes, urged people to follow a healthy lifestyle and exempt oily foods from their routine.
Speaking at the Fit For Health launch event in Islamabad, he asked people for a proper diet plan and to do exercise. He said that people should be aware of what they are eating and the number of calories they are taking.
Wasim Akram, who was diagnosed with diabetes when he was at the peak of his career, said that teachers were the role models and they should play their role in giving awareness to the students for a healthy lifestyle. He said that diabetic patients could lead normal lives with proper care and discipline.
Diagnosed as a diabetic at the age of 29, Wasim Akram played at the highest level at his career and went on to capture 414 Test wickets, 502 ODI wickets and make 7161 first-class runs. He also urged schools to conduct as many sports activities.
“Schools having no sports grounds should conduct sports activities at any other grounds to encourage students for a healthy lifestyle.” He said that a diabetic patient needed to schedule his life and diet. “I go for a walk and gym every day. I sleep at 11 pm in the night and get up at 6 am,” he said.