Eyes on Diabetes World Diabetes Day 2016

Eyes on Diabetes – World Diabetes Day 2016

Posted on November 5, 2016 with 0 comments

Diabetes is a grave emergency in India: More than 65 million people are currently living with diabetes and additionally over 77 million people pre-diabetic.

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has estimated that one in two adults with diabetes are UNDIAGNOSED. More so, many people with UNDIAGNOSED diabetes already have COMPLICATIONS viz.

  • Eye damage
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Foot ulcers

Up to 70% of cases with type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by embracing healthier lifestyles.

First created by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991, November 14 is celebrated annually as World Diabetes Day(WDD). It attained the status of an official United Nations Day since 2006.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007. Signifying the unity of global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic, the blue circle is the global symbol of diabetes awareness.

‘Eyes on Diabetes’ is the theme of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2016. This year, the campaign focuses on key messages:

  • Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce risk of complications
  • Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing all types of diabetes

We all at Advanced Diabetes Centre are gearing up to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) and spread the awareness about diabetes and its complications.

November is recognized as the ‘National Diabetes Awareness Month’. From November 10 – November 25, 2016 Advanced Diabetes Centre has organized various outreach activities across Surat city and its surrounding areas. Watch out this space for details of all the activities. We look forward to your whole-hearted participation in spreading the awareness about diabetes and its complications.

Advanced Diabetes Centre is committed to improving standard of care for people with diabetes. Organised Diabetes Care is unique to Advanced Diabetes Centre where an entire team of specialized diabetes consultants, including expert clinicians from other specialties such as Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Surgery etc.  Qualified and trained nutrition experts, physiotherapists, diabetes educators guide the patients throughout and empower them to take control of their diabetes.

For more information give a missed call to 7227000100 and for appointments call 0261-2600100.

Advanced Diabetes Centre is committed to improving Organised Diabetes Care.

Tags: Diabetes, Eye, Eyes on Diabetes, Foot ulcers, Heart disease, IDF, Kidney disease, Nerve damage, World Diabetes Day

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