Swire Pacific Offshore and The China Navigation Company are working together to raise seafarers’ awareness of diabetes. The companies, both part of the Swire Group, have produced a health guide called A Seafarers’ Guide to Understanding Diabetes and have partnered with The Mission to Seafarers to distribute it.
Multiple research projects have shown that seafarers have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared with the general population. This may be due in large part to lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, and poor diet.
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