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Attending Tawazon, JHAH’s lifestyle modification program, and self-care encouragement turned Khalid Jabr’s life around.
In April, Saudi Aramco employee Khalid Jabr completed a 12-month Tawazon program, and with support from the JHAH Population Health Team, he ended the program with noticeable positive changes in his overall health and lifestyle.
“The program helped me focus on coaching to adopt a proper lifestyle, empowering me to make healthy, nutritious food choices and adopt activities that promote wellness and help me avoid disease,” said Khalid.
Tawazon is a diabetes prevention program that helps participants modify their lifestyles to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other health-related conditions. Tawazon provides a structured awareness platform for patients who have a high probability to develop diabetes. Using a support group method, the Tawazon team focuses on improving the lives of patients by helping them maintain 150 minutes of moderate physical activities per week and losing 5-7% of their initial weight by the end of the program. These ambitious goals are only achievable with dedication from the participants to their long-term well-being and disease prevention. A program is tailored specifically to the needs and motivations of each patient. “Everyone is motivated differently, and realizing this helps us achieve our shared goals,” said Fatimah AlKhabbaz, Tawazon Lifestyle Coach.
Before joining Tawazon, Khalid was overweight and had a BMI above 25 as well as high blood sugar. This qualified him for the program, and he took full advantage of it. “Tawazon allowed each of us to participate and ask questions without judgment,” said Khalid. “Although we faced different kinds of challenges during the program, the facilitator helped us overcome them. Tawazon helped us maintain our lab results to near ideal so as to prevent disease and promote wellness.”