Awareness is an important factor in the prevention of any disease and its management and treatment. Raising social awareness in society and medical awareness among the healthcare fraternity could help keep any adverse events at bay. To mark the importance of knowing about Diabetes and its complications, World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November. Chellaram Hospital - Diabetes Care and Multispeciality is at the forefront of the fight against Diabetes and had hosted several events to talk about the need to pay attention to one's blood sugar management for a healthy body.
The hospital had hosted a volunteer-led Walkathon' to raise awareness about Diabetes and how fitness plays an important role in keeping several health parameters in check. Several participants from different backgrounds walked together to mark the event. Also, physicians at the hospital conducted virtual live sessions on Diabetes awareness where they discussed the various aspects of Diabetes and interacted with the audience and answered their queries.
Dr Vedavati Purandare, physician and diabetologist, explained the factors that lead to gestational Diabetes mellitus and shared valuable insights for expecting mothers to better manage their blood sugar levels.
Dr Purandare also answered queries related to Diabetes and pregnancy and highlighted the necessary steps to be taken to prevent the risk of Type 2 Diabetes post-delivery.
Dr Manish Bothale, physician and diabetologist, focussed on the different aspects of Diabetes diagnosis and spoke about the various factors that could lead to uncontrolled blood sugar levels. Dr Bothale also highlighted the importance of regular testing of health parameters to prevent complications in Diabetes.
People with Diabetes often come across several questions about their approach to the diagnosis, with regards to diet, exercise and medication. Proper counselling from a physician and Diabetes educator could help resolve such issues and provide support to people to better manage their condition.