Diabetes is Preventable, Act Now!

For proper control of blood sugar, a person should be aware of diabetes – the disease, its complications, how to monitor and how to keep blood sugar under control, the factors which raise blood sugar level, risks etc. For this patient education, group discussions, group counseling and individual counseling provided in hospitals are very helpful.

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kNow Diabetes - Phase II

Multifaceted Campaign for Primary Prevention of Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases

kNOw Diabetes–PhaseII aims at empowering the coming generation and developing a sustainable health education system consisting of multiple stakeholders in Kerala, India for the prevention and control of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases. The project conceived and designed by Medical trust Hospital and Diabetes care centre, Kulanada (Near Pandalam) in Kerala, implemented with the support of World Diabetes Foundation and Higher Secondary National Service Scheme, Kerala is the second phase of a comprehensive Diabetes education and prevention programme, kNOw Diabetes – Phase-I titled ‘Primary Prevention of Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases through Targeted Approach’, implemented during 2008-2013 in two districts – Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha – in Kerala

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On 20 September, Dr G Vijayakumar received the BMJ Award for Excellence in Preventive Health for the kNOw Diabetes Project. The BMJ Awards (Known as ‘the Oscars of Medicine’) are the UK's premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating work done by doctors and their teams since 2009.

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My brothers blood sugar is 210 while fasting.what are the steps to be taken?is it very dangerous?he has central obesity and always like something to eat

Assuming that your brother is checking his blood sugar for the first time,Fasting blood sugar of 210 makes him a diabetic.Diabetes is not a dangerous disease.It can be controlled with diet modification,regular exercise,mental stress management and drugs,if necessary.If your brother does not have much symptoms,he can begin the treatment with diet modification and regular exercise for a period of two weeks and recheck the blood sugar.For proper advice on diet modification he has to consult a physician/dietition.Regular exercise will help to reduce the central obeisity also.If the blood sugar is not controlled even after proper diet modification,he will have to take drugs for the controll of diabetes. He will have to do other basic investigations like PPBS, HBa1C, S.Cholesterol, S.Creatinine and an eye check up.

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kNow Diabetes - Phase I

Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre with the support of World Diabetes Foundation implemented a health education and intervention project titled kNOw Diabetes which aimed at the primary prevention of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases through targeted approach. The project which was implemented in the districts of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha in Kerala during 2008- 2013.

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kNow Diabetes - Phase II begins.
2nd phase of the kNow Diabetes project which in statewide education and intervention project in kerala has started in June 2014 May, 2014

Higher Secondary National Service Scheme, Kerala has approved to cooperate with kNow Diabetes - Phase II.
Higher Secondary National Service Scheme, Kerala has approved to cooperate with Medical Trust Hospital and Diabetes Care Centre and World Diabetes Foundation in the implementation of the project kNow Diabetes - Phase II as a statewide joint venture project. July 2014

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