February 15, 2013: JPEF Multi-disciplinary CME
More than 55 nurses, diabetes educators, pharmacists and dieticians joined a group of more than 50 doctors in a unique continuing medical education on diabetes organized by P. Kesavadev trust at Trivandrum. The average prevalence of diabetes in India is less than 10% whereas, the prevalence in Kerala is closed to 22%. It may be comparable to the prevalence ranges in Kuwait, Qatar etc. 1 in 4 deaths due to diabetes globally occur in the Indian subcontinent. Unfortunately, more than 50% of these deaths occur in the below 60 year age group.

Dr. Devin Prabhakar of Divya Prabha Eye Hospital lectured on ‘prevention of blindness in diabetes’. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev gave a lecture on ‘The impact of postprandial hyperglycemia (spike in the blood sugar 2hrs after meals) and the resultant damage to the blood vessels and occurrence of heart attack and strokes. The CME discussed the various aspects of cost-effective management of diabetes and prevention of expensive complications. Dr. Arun Shankar chaired the program. In the subsequent discussion, senior physician Dr. Madhusoodhanan, Dr. Chacko Varghese, Dr. Vasudevan Potti, Dr. Ramesan Pillai, Dr. Antony Newton etc.participated. The audience consisted of doctors from various speciailties, super specialities and nurses, dieticians and paramedics from various institutions. Jothydev’s Professional Education Forum (JPEF) is a unique CME program aimed at diabetes multidisciplinary team to ensure continuing education and motivation for patients with diabetes. The CME programs are being conducted once in every 2 months with free entry.

 




 
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