To make people aware about the prevalence of diabetes among the adults, Fortis Escorts Hospital organized an awareness drive on diabetes at Sikar,Rajastha. The event was attended by journalists from various publications as they are the change makers of the society and influencers in the society.
The objective of the drive is to create awareness among people on how they can prevent the disease and underscore the need for its early medical intervention and this can be done only when our change makers are aware about the condition.Dr Monoj Khandelwal, Associate Consultant -Endocrinology & Diabets sais tha People from all walks of life are affected by diabetes. Awareness and regular check-ups are the answer. It is important to remember that adopting a balanced diet, maintaining regular exercise and making the necessary lifestyle changes can improve heart health. Combined with reduced blood flow, neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers, infection and eventual need for limb amputation. Also, Diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of blindness, and occurs as a result of long-term accumulated damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. 2.6% of global blindness can be attributed to diabetes.