Diabetes is a rapidly growing global disease. According to a study, it affected 108 million lives in 1980 and 422 million lives in 2014.
It was a few weeks ago that World Diabetes Day was observed and the theme for this year was 'Access to Diabetes Care'. Several seminars, workshops and awareness campaigns are being conducted throughout the nation to spread awareness regarding the silent killer.
The Indian International Centre organized a series of monthly programs on 'Dialogues on Health and Wellness' which was based on early detection and prevention of the disease.
Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the University College and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dr. SV Madhu urged to make basic diabetes care like insulin, oral medicines and self-medication supplies accessible to all.
Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the University College and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dr SV Madhu urged to make basic diabetes care like insulin, oral medicines and self-medication supplies accessible to all.The coordinator of the event was Dr Ashwani Kumar. Attending the event, Dr Madhu said that diabetes has affected more than 500 million patients globally. Dr. Madhu advised all the patients to go through the routine and timely check-ups and screening are important. In the same context, he added that it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It was mentioned that some care should be taken like having adequate sleep, avoiding smoking and chewing tobacco, taking care of their teeth by regular brushing. At the program, random blood sugar testing was done for the detection of diabetes.
Apart from that a diabetologist from Guwahati, Dr. Rohini Kumar Sarma said that taking proper care of the foot is very important for the patients. It is often seen that diabetes patients have some foot issues like swelling and itching.
There might even be some kind of infection in their foot. It is always advisable to visit the doctor instead of doing self-treatment. Another doctor had to say that diabetes can be controlled by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.