November 11-14, 2011: World Diabetes Week, JDC 1

The World Diabetes Week at JDC 1 was marked by this year's IDF message 'Act on Diabetes Now'. As part of the Diabetes Week, The World Diabetes Day Camp at JDC 1 was inaugurated by Padmashree Prof. O. N. V. Kurup on 11 Nov 2011. The camp had more than 300 participants listening to the diabetes day messages by Prof. O. N. V. Kurup, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev & Dr. Arun Shankar followed by Dr. Kasia Lipska MD, Endocrinologist, USA who also addressed the gathering. Diabetes diet talks were given by Ms. Geethu Sanal and Ms. Sonia Praveen. Diabetes day messages were also given by social and political leaders present. Free blood tests including HbA1c, blood glucose, lipid, liver and kidney function tests were performed for all the camp participants. Food including lunch was provided to all participants free of cost. Post lunch session included free consultation and diabetes education by the diabetes treatment team.

With a view to spreading the World Diabetes Day messages, 'WDD on Wheels' campaign was inaugurated by Mr. Maniyan Pillai Raju along with Mr. Maheswaran Nair (Poojappura Ward counsellor), Mr. Mudavnmugal Satheesh etc.The campaign was aimed at spreading awareness about diabetes by moving throughout the city and suburbs on 14 Nov 2011.

World Diabetes Day camp was conducted at Kesavadev Diabetes Basic Care Center (KDC), Kumarapuram on 14 Nov 2011 for over 100 patients in and around the city. Free blood tests including HbA1c, blood glucose, lipids, liver and kidney function tests were done along with anthropometric measurements. The patients were provided free lunch. Free consultation by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev, Dr. Arun Shankar and Dr. Maya John was followed by diabetes education by the diabetes team. Free medicines were provided to all the attendees.

Declaring integrity to the IDF call 'To go blue', JDC1 was lighted blue on the World Diabetes Week. The response to the WDD programs at JDC 1 was overwhelming. The WDD events were coordinated by Ms. Sunitha Jothydev, Mr. Aneesh Kumar and Gopika Krishnan.







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