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Screening done at GMC to mark World Diabetes Day

Shun sedentary lifestyle, walk to stay healthy: Sh. Sat Sharma

To create awareness amongst masses about diabetes, get them diagnosed and then explain preventive measures to stay healthy BJP Chief and MLA Jammu West Sh. Sat Sharma joined by BJP Vice-President Sh. Yudhvir Sethi today inaugurated a medical camp on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. The camp organized by SRL Ranbaxy through Patient Care Centre Bakshi Nagar, Jammu in OPD of medicine department of Government Medical College, Jammu screened hundreds of patients and made them aware of diabetes and its prevention.

Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Sat Sharma said diabetes amongst children is an alarming sign of deterioration health. We must encourage children to play active sports and also take up outdoor activities to stay healthy. Small children taking medicines or insulins shirks worry schools and parents as they are the future generations who have to contribute to national development.

Sh. Sat Sharma said the purpose of this camp is to screen as many patients as we can and at the same time make people aware of this disease which drops up silently. To those detected with diabetes, Sh. Sat Sharma said that there are medicines, care techniques and other ways to move on but changing lifestyle habits is a must. He hoped that such camps by creating awareness may encourage people to walk and stay healthy.

Sh. Yudhvir Sethi along with Dr. S.K. Bali, Dr. Vijay Kundal, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Sanjay Mahajan, Dr. Rajneesh Atri and Dr. Anil Salathia declared the camp open and said that one in eleven persons have diabetics and out of which half of them don’t even know that they have caught the disease. This killer disease, he said kills one person every six seconds which should be a cause for worry.

Raising awareness amongst women, Sh. Yudhvir Sethi said women with Type 1 diabetes are prone to miscarriage or malformed baby births while 1 in 7 births are affected by gestational diabetes. Despite that 70% of Tupe2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes, eating healthy by including fresh fruits and vegetables and decreasing sugar salt and saturated fats in Daily diets.

Sh. Yudhvir Sethi asked people to stay physically active, stop smoking or chewing tobacco and also avoiding alcohol. He said that we have to build a strong nation where youth can take over its reigns. To do so we need healthy minds that rest in healthy bodies and for that, staying active is a prime option. He congratulated doctors and paramedical staff for their cooperation in making the medical awareness camp a grand success and hoped to take this camp out of GMC College hospital into the field to screen more and more people. Other who were present on the occasion Ajay Sharma, Rajesh Dogra, Vishal Kohli, Swarn Singh, Ramesh Gupta, Atul Bakshi, Sandeep Singh and Karun Aggarwal.