Nov 14: World Diabetes Day
Manipal, Nov 14, 2022: Department of Endocrinology of Kasturba Medical College and Hospital Manipal organized the Mega Diabetic Health Awareness Exhibition and Free Diabetic Screening camp on Nov 14.
World Diabetes Day is observed every year on Nov 14. The theme for the year is “Education to Protect Tomorrow.”
World Diabetes Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of diabetes as a global public health issue and what needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis, and management of the condition. On this occasion, Free Screening of Blood Sugar and BP and Physical Examination for the public and launched Patient Diabetes self-management Diary.
The program benefited more than 5000 people.
MAHE Manipal Pro-Chancellor, Dr. H S Ballal inaugurated the Mega Diabetic Awareness Exhibition and Diabetic Screening camp.
“India is known as the world capital of diabetes. Diabetes is called a silent killer and affects all organs of the body, if unattended. Hence, creating awareness amongst the public about this disease is necessary and Kasturba Hospital, Manipal is doing its bit through this program. Hope this benefits the in a good way,” he said in his Presidential address.
Vice Chancellor, Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh Launched the Patient Diabetes self-management Diary
He said that around 8 crore people in India and in the world around 60 crore people are suffering from diabetes.
“Only consultants cannot prevent this disease, everyone needs to know about this and practice a better health routine to avoid this or maintain the disease. This awareness program is designed to create this kind of awareness in the general public,” he said.
Dr. Arun G Maiya, Dean, Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE who was the guest of honor said that Manipal College of Health Professionals and KMC, Manipal has developed a simple protocol for the biomechanical analysis for the diabetic patient and foot, which will help in analyzing the condition better.
Dr. Sharath Kumar K Rao, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal welcomed the gathering. Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Anand Venugopal, COO, Teaching Hospital, MAHE, Manipal was present. Dr. Sahana Shetty, Head Dept. of Endocrinology gave an overview of Diabetes Day and the Mega Diabetic Awareness Exhibition program. On the occasion, prizes were distributed to the winners of the Poster and Quiz Competition on Diabetes.