Juvenile Diabetes no hindrance in achieving goal: Experts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Nov 2017 09:11:59


Staff Reporter,

Contrary to common belief, Diabetes is no limitation in achieving one's goal. A galaxy of achievers from the Orange City have proved it with their sparkling performance on every stage where they got opportunity to shine. The common factor in them, all were diagnosed with Type-I Diabetes--it occurs among children, and this did not come in way of their leading a healthy and successful life.

The Diabetic achievers were hosted by Nagpur Chapters of Academy of Medical Sciences (AMI) and Diabetes Association of India (DBI) sending across a message on the eve of World Diabetes Day (it falls on November 14) that a disciplined life is all that takes to be one-up on Diabetes.

One common thread from the pep-talk given by the Diabetic achievers, that included one medical practitioner, a senior citizen who was diagnosed with Type-I Diabetes in 1947 and is fit and fine while running 88-years, was three key factors--regular exercise, balanced diet and regular intake of insulin.

The programme organised at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Auditorium of NIT at Deekshabhoomi was titled ‘Doctor… Tell Me About Juvenile Diabetes’.
Earlier, in his introductory address, Dr P P Joshi, President DAI, said the programme offers a golden opportunity to listen and interact with number of eminent Diabetes specialists. Dr Pramod Gandhi said awareness and knowledge is lacking in the society and even treating physicians need to be updated. Dr Sanket Pendsey, Secretary, DAI, co-ordinated the programme.

Earlier there was educational talks, by Speakers -- Dr Shailesh Pitale, Dr Sanjay Naidu, Dr Sunil Gupta, and Dr Jayshree Shembalkar who expressed their opinions on different aspects of care.

Neeru Kapai, Director, Modern School, inaugurated the programme. She advised children to accept Juvenile diabetes and without excuse follow the regime advised to them by Doctors. A panel discussion was also held in which Dr Pramod Gandhi, Dr Sharad Pendsey, Dr. Shankar Khobragade, Dr Sunil Ambulkar, Dr Sudhir Bhave Jayshree Pendharkar busted the myths and misconceptions.
Dr. Himanshu Patil and Dr.Parimal Tayade, conducted the proceedings. Dr Rajesh Atal, Secretary, AMS, proposed the vote of thanks.