Nagpur News: “One can defeat diabetes easily if one has the proper education and awareness about the disease. There is no need to be scared of the disease instead one can just follow a simple lifestyle and can live a normal life even being a diabetic,” said Dr Sunil Gupta of Sunil Diabetes Care and Research Center Pvt. Ltd (DCRC).
According to the statistics of the International Diabetes Federation, there are nearly 50 million diabetics in India. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says about 80% of the diabetes deaths occur in middle-income countries. As the incidence of diabetes is on the rise, doctors say, there is a proportionate rise in the complications that are associated with diabetes. It is a very crucial stage and awareness on the part of people and administration about diabetes is very essential and people should be made aware and educated about their health and fitness level to reduce the number of patients in India.
With this motive, Sunil Diabetes Care and Research Center Pvt. Ltd (DCRC) in collaboration with Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI) Nagpur organized a mega Diabetes Awareness cum Screening Programme, Hello Diabetes – “Madhumeh Ki Paathshala” for People with diabetes, their relatives and masses on Sunday August 17 at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall. The programme was organized on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Sunil Diabetes Care and Research Center, Nagpur. Avinash Pandey, MP, Mayor of Nagpur Anil Sole, NMC Commissioner Dr Shyam Wardhane, Girish Gandhi, Dr.Kush Jhunjhunwal were present on the occasion.
Starting the discussion with the diabetic patients, Dr. Sunil Gupta described the disease and the reason behind it. He described how one should take care of himself or herself if suffering from diabetes. Dr. Sunil Gupta also threw light on what a diabetic patient should eat and what not to eat. He also explained about the insulin and glucose imbalance caused by this disease. Dr. Sunil Gupta tried to remove all the doubts about the disease from the minds of the patients and their family members.
Talking about the effects of the disease on the eyes, Dr Ajay Ambade said that 5 crore people lost their eyesight because of diabetes and leaving the lethargic attitude, diabetic patients should do the eye checkup regularly. At least once in a year the patients should do the eye checkup.
Dr. Sudhir Bhave, talking to the patients, said that diabetic patients suffer from hypertension and stress but there is no need to worry. It all happens because of the internal imbalance and one should consult the doctor without hesitation if having such issues.
Dr. Vinita Mehta, giving the information on the effects of diabetes on the limbs, described that because of diabetes the nerves of the feet swell. Many times patient’s legs suffer from gangrene and the situation can come to amputation of the legs. The proportion of such patients is 20 to 25 per cent therefore care of legs is also very important, added Dr. Mehta.