World Diabetes Programmme was organized Lions Clubs Int.&Diabetes Care & Research Foundation


Rons Bantwal
Kemmannu news Network, 29-11-2012 12:25:39


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Mumbai:World Diabetes Programmme was organized on 27th Nov from 8am to 9pm by Lion Chandrahas Shetty (convenor)-Lions Clubs Int. & Dr. Abhay Mutha of DCRF (Diabetes Care & Research Foundation).  This year’s program was started with Special Rally of 2500 persons from Sarasbaug –Tilak Road- Ganesh Kala Krida Sabhagriha to improve awareness about child hood diabetes. Famous cricketer Chandu Borde , Actress Neha Pendse along with Lion Dist. 323/D-2 Governor Mr. B. L. Joshi, Vice –Dist. Governor Shri. Rathod, Past Governor Narendra Bhandari , Lion Chandrahas Shetty , Member of lions clubs , members of DCRF, school children Childhood diabetic patient s, Doctors, Chemist association, Ruby Hall Staff, Nurses, etc participated in the Mega rally.

Lion Chandrahas Shetty convenor of this Mega Programme, welcomed all the guests & audience who have swelled the Ganesh Kala Auditorium of the capacity to the tune of 3200 persons. He applauded the role of Lions Clubs in spreading Awareness of Diabetes. He also declared & donated initial amount of Rs. 75,000/- to Diabetes Care & Research Foundation on behalf of Lions Clubs to look after the expenses of adopted Type One Diabetes Poor Children. He said this is only the beginning and Lions are planning to set up Diabetes Research Centre & Diabetes retinopathy centre to combat after effects of Diabetes. He also mentioned that two Dialysis Centers with 10 machines are already operative in Pune where only Rs. 200/- to Rs.400/- was charged for poor patients, where as private clinics are charging Rs. 1500/- per cycle of Dialysis.

Lion Chandrahas Shetty was awarded “ International President’s Certificate by International Director MJF Lion Narendra Bhandari in the presence of Shri Chandu Borde & Olympic Medalist Gagan Narang for organizing programme continuously from 2004 & this programme is one of the Best in the World as regards Diabetes Awareness is concerned.

Shri Chandu Borde in his address stresses that instead of losing hope, change your life style as per the advice of Doctors. He also stressed to get inspiration from cricketer Yuvraj Singh who fought cancer.Gagan Narang said that when he failed to get Olympic Medal in 2008, his mother was so stressed that she was diagnosed for Diabetes. He also said that stress is the out come of change in lifestyle. If managed properly we can keep diabetes at bay.

Yoga Therapist Dr. Renu Mehtani demonstrated power Yoga to combat Diabetes.      

Eshant Shewte seventeen year old Swimmer of Pune a childhood diabetic has been awarded with Life Time Achievement Award.

This years focus was on  Childhood Diabetes Awareness . Diabetologist Dr Abhay Mutha gave  a special talk and slide show on this subject along with a live demo on Diabetes and yoga by renowned Yoga therapist Dr. Renu Mehtani. DCRF had also  arranged a special Mega Exhibition on Diabetes Awareness at the same venue.This Exhibition included more than 25 stalls where people got detailed information along with all the Diabetes related checkups free of cost. A live demo on exercise and diet in Diabetes, Free books lets were also given at the exhibition. 
Dr. Abhay Mutha in his presentation said that there is rapid rise in diabetes all over the world and specially in south –East Asia and India has become the capital of diabetes which harbours 60 to 80 Millions Diabetics out of 150 millions in the world today. This figure will become 300 millions in 2025 and it will be around 100 Millions in our Country. I India Diabetes is growing both in urban (14%) and Rural (6-7%) area. The serious fact is rapid increase in prevalence of childhood diabetes from 5-6% to 8-9% in last few years. There is a serious lack of awareness about this type of diabetes in our community today
The important reason for rise in Type 2 Diabetes is mainly related to the wrong lifestyle we have adopted today. It includes sedentary jobs , lack of exercise , westernization of our dietary habits which include more of transfat , less fiber , More sugars ( Junk food), Stress of modern living all causing increase in obesity which is affecting our children too( 16%). This change in lifestyle is resulting in increasing incident of diabetes, Hypertension, Increase lipids, Increasing obesity and certain cancers too!!!!. A country like ours cannot afford to have this rise in epidemic of diabetes since it is leading to serious increase in diabetes related complications and lots of morbidity and mortality. All these factors have seriously caused a huge burden on our economics too.

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