GMC holds awareness prog
World Diabetes Day
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 15: To mark the World Diabetes Day, the department of medicine, Government Medical College here organised an awareness camp to illustrate the importance of patient education in the prevention and management of diabetes and its complications. The function was inaugurated by Minister of State for Health, Javaid A Dar, in presence of Principal GMC, Prof. Shahida Mir and HoD Department of Medicine Prof. M M A Kamili and Dr. Muhammad Hayat.
A diabetes walkathon was also organised to highlight the importance of healthy lifestyle. The walk, led by Dr Hayat, commenced from the GMC premises. Besides glucose, cholesterol and HBa1c testing of patients and faculty members were carried out on the spot using latest but affordable gadgets that have arrived in the market.
Every year four million people die from diabetes. More than half of these deaths could be prevented, Dr. Hayat told reporters.
“If nothing is done, diabetes will overwhelm national healthcare system,” he said, noting that diabetes prevention “is simple and cost-effective.”
The one-day camp was thronged by hundreds of people who were given on the spot consultations by the doctors, including Prof. Kamili and Dr. Hayat.
They urged the residents to make it a habit to exercise and walk.
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