WIPRO HEALTH CAMP – OCT 2011
A health camp was organised on 26- 27 August at WIPRO, Greater Noida.
A total number of 620 subjects were covered and anthropometric measurements, random blood sugar checking and blood pressure were measured, alongwith free consultation by doctors and nutritionists of the N-DOC team.
Times of India Diabetes Summit – June ’11
Healthcare Solutions for Preventing and Combating Diabetes
The Times of India in association with National Diabetes Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) as knowledge partner, and Britannia Industries, organized the “INDIA DIABETES SUMMIT” with the theme “Healthcare Solutions for Preventing and Combating Diabetes” on 30 June, 2011 at New Delhi.
The prestigious forum took a closer look at necessary actions to be taken to manage Diabetes and covered Healthcare Solutions for Preventing Diabetes and Growing Concerns about the Escalating Health Threats that it poses. Focus was placed to engage relevant stakeholders around the conference to deliberate on necessary actions to manage diabetes, the so called lifestyle disease.
The forum enabled participants to share knowledge and experiences, which together would go a long way in evolving best practices.
Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad flagged off the event. Several of the country’s top medical and nutrition experts, including Prof Anoop Misra, Executive Chairman, Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology & President, National Diabetes Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC), Mr Shivinder Mohan Singh, MD, Fortis group of hospitals, Dr Damodar Bachani, DDG, non-communicable diseases, department of health, ministry of health and family welfare; Dr Anupam Sibal and Dr SK Wangnoo,from Apollo Hospitals, Dr Rajeev Chawla, Chairman & Jt Secy , national RSSDI, Dr JS Thakur from WHO, Dr. AK Khanna, COO, Emcure, among others, participated in the Summit.
The topics of discussion were:
- Diabetes: The Global Pandemic – Facts and Figures
- Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach
- Liabetes: Long term Self Care & Lifestyle Modification
- Country Specific Strategy for Early Detection & Prevention of Diabetes
- Govt. Agencies and their Role in Public Health Protection
- Treatment and Technologies for Diabetes Management
- What To Eat and What Not To Eat : Effective yet Healthy Food Facts
Dr Misra delivering his talk
L to R: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ,
Dr. Naresh Trehan, Mr. Shivinder Singh
(CMD Fortis group) and Dr. Anoop Misra
A view of the distinguished panelists
Dr. Seema Gulati, Research Head, N-DOC
Dr Misra responding to a query
Dr Misra delivering his talk
Prevent Book Launch – April ’11
Prevent is a Book Which Attempts to Address the Growing Threat of Diabetes and How to Manage it
An eminent panel from across India, comprising renowned diabetologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists and retinologists, under the chairmanship of Padmashri Prof. Anoop Misra, Executive Chairman, Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology, New Delhi), endeavoured to put in evidence and practical experience to come up a book. “Prevent”-Diabetes & Complications in India: Perspective & Treatment Options”. The book was launched by Panacea Biotec, one of the largest biotechnology companies in India.
Taking note of the alarming rate at which prevalence and incidence of diabetes in India is increasing, it is a must read for every individual who wants to control diabetes and prolong the sweetness of this gifted life.
It is a book which attempts to address managing diabetes and complications from Indian perspective. In view of the fact that we are genetically more conducive to develop diabetes and complications, there are various factors which contribute to compounding the patients’ misery like-lack of awareness, late diagnosis, inadequate management and no concrete guidance to manage Indian diabetics.
The session focussed on various issues related to diabetes like diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, diabetes & kidney, diabetes and heart and diabetes and skin diseases. The acute complications of diabetes are hypoglycemia, obesity, amputation caused due to diabetes, heart failure and many more. The preventive methods were also discussed.
Nearly 51 million Indians are suffering from diabetes at present. Prevent is a step towards managing diabetes with the aim of proper diagnosis, preventive methods and management of the complications in Indian embodiment. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Subhankar Chowdhury, professor and head of endocrinology IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, said “India has a dubious distinction of being home to highest number of diabetic and IHD patients.”
Glimpses of the book launch
Dishaa Launch – March ’11
Emcure Pharma, N-DOC Launch Diabetes Awareness Project
In a bid to increase awareness about diabetes and obesity among children and adults across 50 cities in India, pharma major Emcure Pharmacuticals Ltd and National Diabetes Obesity and Cholestrol Foundation (N-DOC)announced the commencement of Project DiSHAA.
Speaking on the ocassion, Padmashri Prof Anoop Misra, chairman of N-DOC, said 5,00,000school children aged 10 and above in 50 cities of India would be educated over a period of 18 months and a total of 500 schools were being targeted for this purpose.
Innovative and locally appropriate educationstrategies would be used to spread the awareness about diabetes and obesity with the support from 50 top diabetologists from across the country, he said.
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s executive director and chief operating officer A K Khanna said this project would bring a major health improvement and lifestyle modification. This would lead to the prevention of diabetes and obesity as the rate of diabetes patients was increasing and it would go up to 80 million by 2030, if no preventive measures were taken now, he said.
Renowned cricketer Padmashri Dilip Vengsarkar, who was the chief guest at the event, said it is the responsibilty of the parents to look after the health of their children. Nowadays, parents are busy in their work and ask the children to watch television or buy computer or laptop for them to browse or chat with their friends, he said.
Parents should help overcome this type of illness by promoting their child to stay fit by playing sports, he added.
Dr Priyali Shah explaining
the execution of DiSHAA
Launch of DiSHAA
(March 5, 2011)
Prof Anoop Misra
Prof Anoop Misra
Prof Anoop Misra with