World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Our college celebrated World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2017. Dr. P. Sathyamurthy MD, Associate professor of General Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College delivered guest lecture on “Diabetes” which was followed by an active interactive section. Then Dr. Ramdas Maganti, Principal, SJSACH, spoke a few words. Essay writing competition for the final year juniors was conducted on the same day on the topic “Diabetes in women”. Prizes were distributed for the same. As a part of this event, free diabetes screening camp (8 to 14 November 2017) was conducted at our OPD which included monitoring random blood sugar, urine sugar and blood pressure check up. 50 women above 40 years were checked out of which 10 women were found diabetic. This was done by the active support of Mr. Balan, Lab technician. The programme was organized by Dr. Usha Patil, HOD of Agadatantra dept and Dr. Rakhee Panda, Assistant Professor, Dept of Kayachikitsa.