JAMMU, Nov 13: On the eve of World Diabetes Day, a diabetes detection-cum-awareness camp was organized at Jammu Diabetes and Thyroid Care Center, Gandhi Nagar.
During the camp, more than 100 people were screened for diabetes and 4 new cases were detected, who were unaware of their diabetes. Majority of the screened patients had previous history of diabetes, however, their blood sugar levels where uncontrolled.
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, the diabetologist advised the patients about the importance of exercise and proper diet and regular monitoring of blood sugar which can prevent the long term compilations in the form of Nephropathy, Retinopathy and Cardio Vascular diseases.
He said despite all efforts, majority of people in our country do not have access to proper medical care and are usually picked up many years after the onset of diabetes, thus compromising their quality of life. He said India being the world capital of diabetes needs much work to be done.
Dr Sharma said awareness is the only way to prevent the complications of diabetes by controlling the blood sugar levels and starting the treatment at the earliest but even today lot of people run for magical cure and delay the treatment, ending ultimately with the complications.
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