My name is Masa Abdo and I'm from Houston. I went to University of Houston for two years of undergrad, and I am now a P2 at UHCOP. In my free time, I like to shop, workout, and catch up on my favorite shows!
The Fighting Diabetes Initiative aims to educate the community about the chronic disease of diabetes. As Diabetes Initiative Chairs, we plan to provide multiple educational opportunities for UHCOP students such as, diabetes training, health fairs, and volunteering at the Diabetes Awareness Wellness Network (DAWN) in the Third-Ward. During National Diabetes month in November, it will be packed with challenges, pin sales, sugar-free ice cream sales, and plenty more!
My name is Sue’ad Elchehimi and I was born and raised in Dallas where I received my B.S. in Healthcare Studies. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, painting, and trying out new foods.
The Diabetes Initiative has many opportunities that advocate and educate patients for good health, lifestyle modifications, and managing their diabetes. Some goals we have are to incorporate diabetes training for the members, educate at elementary, middle schools, high schools, and be present in minority populations in Houston. Also be sure to expect an eventful Diabetes month in November with challenges, pin selling, educational videos, seminar, care packages, and more. The initiative will also be having a diabetes member of the month which will have the honor of receiving a reward to showcase.