World diabetes day celebrated – Diabetic walk

On the occasion of WORD DIABETES DAY a walk was organized by Dr Amitabh Khanna president of Indian medical association, Dwarka. He told that Diabetes Education and Prevention is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2013. The campaign slogan for 2009 is “Understand Diabetes and Take Control“. Education about diabetes and importance of regular exercise in diabetes were stressed by Dr Amitabh Khanna. He said Life style modification since very young age is the only way to curb this growing epidemic so for this they are going to launch a school programme of educating the children about Diabetes.
The walk started at Gangotri apartments, sec-12 at 6.30a.m. About 100 people attended the walk. Free lipid profile, blood sugar and some other tests were done. Free T shirts and caps were distributed to all. Education about diabetes and importance of regular exercise in diabetes were stressed by Dr Amitabh Khanna.He said Life style modification since very young age is the only way to curb this growing epidemic so for this they are going to launch a school programme of educating the children about Diabetes. Launch of a Diabetic specialty centre Dwarka which involves many other renowned diabetologist of Delhi was also done on this occasion. The event was supported by Abbott nutrition, nova nordisk, RanbaxyCV life, Franco-Indian pharma, The event was a great success.

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