Manipal, Jan 13, 2023: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) funded Young Diabetes Registry (YDR) Phase III & Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal in association with Department of Pediatrics & Pediatrics Endocrinology Clinic, Manipal organized a one-day Educational Program for Young Diabetics.
Many young diabetics (2-25 years old) participated with their caretakers.
The program was inaugurated with the opening notes from Dr. Shivashankara KN, Professor of Medicine and In-charge of YDR III at KMC, Manipal, and Dr. Leslie Edward Lewis, Professor, and Head, Department of Paediatrics, KMC, Manipal, followed by an introduction to the program by Dr. Koushik Urala H, Assistant Professor and Paediatric Endocrinologist, Department of Paediatrics, KMC, Manipal. Dr. Padmaraj Hegde, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, was the chief guest for the valedecitory program. Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was the guests of honour for the program.
The educational and practice sessions were conducted with the help of the Department of Yoga Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research, MAHE, Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Department of Physiotherapy and Department of Ophthalmology followed by the free Yoga consultation & demonstration, diet demonstration for every meal with complete scientific nutritional knowledge, diabetic foot care awareness, and eye check-up for diabetic complications respectively by these departments.
Self-introduction by young diabetics, inspirational talks, participation in fun games, quizzes, and cultural programs were added events to the program, which helped us motivate the young patients to cheer up. Diabetic food provided to young diabetic patients and their caretakers. Dr. Ajit Singh, Research Officer and Mrs Jyothi Naik Research Assistant for ICMR YDR III at the Department of Medicine, KMC, Manipal, have coordinated the program.
On the occasion the fasting blood sugar (FBS) and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), along with anthropometric and vital parameters, were measured free of cost.