December 9, 2012: Diabscreen Kerala Camp, Aruvikkara

Diabscreen Kerala free diabetes screening, awareness and treatment camp was conducted by P. Kesavadev Trust in association with Co-operative College of Nursing at CSI Church Hall on 9th December 2012 at Azhikode, Aruvikkara, Trivandrum.

The multidisciplinary team of diabetologists, diabetes educators, dieticians, etc., carried out free screening tests and anthropometric measurements. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev spoke on the need for health care professionals to play an active role in diabetes prevention and educated the patients on successful management of diabetes prevention and complications. More than 100 patients attended the camp and availed free medical advice and medications. Aneesa Nizam led the diabetes educators team. Insulin injection techniques and the role of diet in the management of diabetes were stressed upon by Gopika Krishnan and Greeshma Mohan respectively.

The Co-operative College Principal Ms. Grace chaired the session. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering. He lectured for more than an hour on various aspects of prevention, control and treatment of diabetes. Gopika Krishnan demonstrated the correct use of devices along with patients amongst the audience.

Prapin Chandran, final year student welcomed the gathering. Syam delivered the vote of thanks. A play was enacted by the nursing college students to create awareness about diabetes. The nursing students also participated in the free camp. Mr. Vinu Krishnan co-ordinated the camp & Ms. Sunitha Jothydev supervised the camp activities.

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