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`Diabetes spreading among youngsters’
JAMMU, Jul 2: Rapid spread of Diabetes across the country with its prevalence in J&K also crossing 15 to 16 per cent and with more and more youngsters falling in its trap, it has become imperative to do blood test screening for presence of diabetes in each and every individual particularly in those belonging to high risk groups and from families with a positive history of diabetes.

This was stated by renowned Diabetologist and national Professor of Diabetes, Dr Jitendra Singh during a diabetes awareness programme and detection camp organized today by Indian Red Cross Society in collaboration with Diabetes Care Foundation (DSF), a registered NGO.

Over 200 patients were examined by Dr Jitendra Singh and about 25 new cases of diabetes were detected. Free medicines were also distributed.

Prominent among those present at the camp included J&K Red Cross Society chairman Anil Padha, Medical Officer Dr Kavita and Varun Malhotra DCF activist.

Dr Jitendra Singh while speaking on the occasion said that changing life style and junk food culture had taken its toll and inspite of new modalities of treatment available, the disease assumed epidemic proportions.

During the next couple of years, he said, the main focus would be on diabetes in young and diabetes in pregnancy because while during young age diabetes adversely affected the youth potential at the prime of age, in pregnancy there was risk of adverse outcomes both for mother as well as the child.

News Updated at : Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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