Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal endorses role of diet and exercise to transform diabetic capital to diabetic free city
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, November 14, 2019: Let’s make Chandigarh diabetes free beginning on World Diabetes Day, an awareness seminar was organised by Dietician Shreya's NGO Aaharika at Chandigarh Press Club today. Former Railway...
Chandigarh, November 14, 2019: Let’s make Chandigarh diabetes free beginning on World Diabetes Day, an awareness seminar was organised by Dietician Shreya's NGO Aaharika at Chandigarh Press Club today.
Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal was the chief guest. He endorsed role of diet and exercise to transform diabetic capital to diabetic free city.
Dietary modifications alone can transform type 1 and juvenile diabetes and we have been doing it successfully for years now, said Dietician Shreya.
She added presently, Chandigarh is diabetic capital of India and we aim to make Chandigarh diabetes free.
Seminar was attended by diabetic patients and common people including juvenile diabetic children who got there diabetes reversed with Shreya's efforts and lauded Shreya for spreading awareness and inspiring one and all to become non diabetic.
Dietician Shreya said diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable fatal diseases that affect more than 62 million Indians, which is more than 7.2% of the adult population currently. Every year World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 to increase awareness about the global burden of the disease that is only growing. For those who don't know, diabetes mellitus is a health condition that occurs when your blood glucose spikes more than normal. While blood glucose is the main source of energy in a body and comes from the food you eat, insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy.
Every year the theme for World Diabetes Day changes and in 2019 it is Family and Diabetes. As the name of the theme suggests, the idea is to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on the family and support network of the people who are affected.
She said the awareness of this dangerous disease is so low that despite the majority of people surveyed having a family member with diabetes, alarming four-in-five parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs.
Further, Dietician Shreya said 90 percent of all diabetes is type 2 diabetes that can easily be brought under control via certain lifestyle changes. Moreover, one in two people currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed which is a huge number. “Diabetes may dangerous consequences if left untreated or unmanaged. Some of the consequences include blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke, therefore increased awareness about the condition is important”, she added.
“Prick Diabetes before it pricks you”- a booklet with complete information about diabetes and diet plan for patients authored by Dietician Shreya was also launched to mark onset of Diabetic Eradication Program.