Monday, November 14, 2011

Understand the serious impact of diabetes

A call to be alert against Diabetes
World Diabetes Day Celebrated
Ludhiana//14th November, 2011//Shalu Arora and Rector kathuria
World Diabetes day is a call to all those who are responsible for Diabetes care and can contribute to control it. For a diabetic patient, this is a message for empowerment education so that he can follow proper ways whether diet food or exercises to improve his health. And for general public this is a call to be alert against Diabetes and understand the serious impact of diabetes.
Giving Information regarding the camp Dr.Marry John, HOD, Medicine department said that World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - it’s escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Monday 14th November, 2011 the department of Medicine at CMC and Hospital organized a free medical camp where around 300 patients were medically examined and given free blood sugar test to assess the risk of developing the disease. Patients were also offered free counselling by the specialists of diabetes and endocrinology department. A presentation on Diabetes education and self care was screened. Quiz competition for children with type 1 Diabetes was held. A diet display was also organized by the department. Patients also underwent free body mass and fat analysis test, blood sugar, diabetic foot.

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