Mangaluru: KMC Hospitals part of Manipal Health Enterprises-South India’s largest healthcare chain today unveiled a week long awareness campaign “The Blue Messenger” on account of World Diabetes Day. The event will be marked by lighting the hospital in universal color of diabetes-Blue to create awareness for combating one of the most common lifestyle ailments in India.
As a part of the campaign, the Hospital will offer two kinds of diabetic packages in order to facilitate and manage diabetes among people.
– The first package is Routine diabetic Screening Package costing Rs.900. The package includes fasting blood sugar, Post prandial blood sugar (after 2 hours), serum creatinine, lipid profile, urine analysis, monofilament, VPT and consultation with the physician & Podiatric surgery/ diabetic foot specialist.
– The second package is Diabetic foot care package for RS. 1200 – free diabetic foot wear could be availed for a limited period. Package also includes Monafilament, VPT, Pressure scan, Doppler and foot wear advice, consultation with Podiatric surgery/ diabetic foot specialists. The benefits of the package could be availed through Nov 14th – 30th, 2015.
According to Dr Praveen Chandra Nayak, Consultant Podiatric Surgery / Diabetic Foot Care Specialist, KMC Hospitals, “Diabetes is a chronic disease and a silent killer. The transition from a traditional to modern lifestyle, consumption of diets rich in fat and calories combined with a high level of mental stress is the culprit. Lack of exercise, over eating, smoking and obesity has compounded the problem further. Preventive care is the best medicine to fight diabetes. Lifestyle modification and timely diagnosis can keep the sugar levels in control”.
According to the latest statistics, India already a diabetic capital of the world is heading towards diabetic explosion with 70 million people affected by the disease. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the urban areas has increased from 2.4% to 12.1%. The disease has nearly reached epidemic proportions in the country. It is predicted that by the year 2020 around 100 million people are likely to be affected by the disease. However increased physical activity can reduce the chances of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.