The event organised in association with the Rotary Club of Pune Elite, Bavdhan was inaugurated by The Honourable Mayor of Pune, Shri Dattatray Dhankawade in the presence of internationally-acclaimed scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghunath Mashelkar.
Over 500 people were given complimentary health checkups, thyroid and foot related testing and post testing consultation about their Diabetes risk and preventing Diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. New Diabetes treatments and testing methods such as insulin pumps, incretin treatment and CGM testing were also discussed. The event also included educational sessions such as Prediabetes adult screening and educational session, 'Preventing obesity' sessions for children and parents and Self Help educational sessions.
Dr M.K. Mandal, the Chief Medical Director at Chellaram Diabetes Institute says, "Misconceptions about Diabetes result in people trying untested and unproven treatments causing more harm than good. Awareness is the best tool to tackle Diabetes. Diet, exercise, medications and regular monitoring of blood glucose are essential aspects of Diabetes care. Our endeavour sought to raise awareness about Diabetes through educational session, testing and consultations".