Two-Day national diabetes meet gets underway in Odisha capital city
The Incidence of type-2 diabetes cases in India can be prevented by 70% in patients, If 72million people living with diabetes adopt a healthier lifestyle. In many countries diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and lower limb amputation. Screening of diabetes complication is an important part of effective management of the disease. If the complication of the disease is diagnosed at primary stage, the substantial disability and premature death can be checked. Keeping in view of the growing menace of diabetes in Odisha where more than 40lakh people are living with diabetes, the City based Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialites (KIDS) & Cuttack Diabetes Research Foundation(CDRF) have jointly organised the 3rd National update on clinical diabetes(NUCD-2016) today at Bhubaneswar. Minister Sj. Debi Prasad Mishra, Industries, School & Mass Education inaugurated the conference. Attending on the inaugural function Minister Sri Mishra said, due to change in life style more than 10% population of Odisha are suffering from Diabetics. Every major should be taken to combat this disease. Minister Sri Mishra opined that this conference will definitely help the treating doctors in upgrading and updating their knowledge in extending better treatment to the patients. He also advised to take advantage of new health care policy announced by the State Government to provide health care facilities in the state. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Alok Kanungo, Chairman, Organising committee said, apart from other objectives, this conference aims at educating treating physicians serving in rural and remote areas where health care facilities and infrastructure are either deficient or not available. All the faculties elaborately discussed on different aspects of modern management of diabetes and its prevention. Prof. Dr. C.B Sanjeevi, head of diabetes immunology group, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden also addressed the conference. Around 600 delegates from across the country are participating in the event which is scheduled to conclude tomorrow. The prestigious (NUCD-2016) lifetime achievement award was presented to four noted diabetologists for their outstanding contribution to diabetes care, Research & Education. The meeting was conducted by Vice-Chairman of KIDS Dr. Mamata Tripathi.