World Diabetes Day 2022 observed across J&K
More than 42000 people screened
JAMMU: World diabetes day was observed with great zest across Jammu and Kashmir, with the aim to increase awareness and screen people for diabetes in line with this year’s theme “access to diabetes education”.
All levels of health facilities from medical colleges to health and wellness centres organized education camps in which people were invited and provided information on preventing diabetes and ensuring early diagnosis. It was supplemented by providing free diagnostic services in which blood sugar was estimated in addition to hypertension screening.
In today’s world diabetes day, more than 52000 were educated on diabetes prevention, risk factors, and the benefits of controlling blood sugar. In addition, 42000 were screened for diabetes from which 1900 new diabetics were identified who were counseled regarding further steps to be undertaken. The screening and awareness campaign will help in the early detection of diabetic patients and in generating mass awareness about the disease.
Pertinently, World diabetes day is marked every year on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. This year diabetes day is special as it marks a century of insulin discovery that revolutionized diabetes care.