A 2020 Cities Changing Diabetes social study for diabetes patients
found that green areas motivate people to go outside for a walk. On 9
September, the initiative began planting new trees and shrubs around CCDC.
The planting of berry bushes, hortensia and three young oaks was
led by Evgenii Popov, Chief Medical Officer of CCDC #1 and Irina
Karpova, Chief Diabetologist of St. Petersburg, along with many
enthusiastic colleagues. Later this month, the greening initiative
will roll out at the Moscow Endocrinological Dispensary.