DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Diabetes Mellitus is a significant and grave lifestyle disease affecting millions of people around the world. India is second to China with a staggering statistics of 7.29 crore people affected by this condition.
It is pretty common these days, more so than you think. Here are some interesting facts:
- 463 million adults (1 in 11) were living with diabetes in 2019
- 1 in 2 people live with type 2 diabetes undiagnosed, and over 425 million people are affected by Type 2 diabetes
- Diabetes is one of the biggest reasons why families suffer financial losses. The cost of daily monitoring, insulin injections and ongoing treatments cut deep into wallets.
- 1 in 6 live births are affected by high blood glucose in pregnancy
- Diabetes caused 4.2 million deaths in 2019
WORLD DIABETES DAY,2020
World Diabetes Day is the largest primary global awareness program focusing on Diabetes Mellitus. In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation & the World Health Organisation created World Diabetes Day in response to the escalating health threat banged by the Non- Communicable Disease: Diabetes Mellitus. As a commemoration of Sir Frederick Banting birthday, who discovered insulin along with Charles Best, every year 14th of November has been marked as World Diabetes Day.
|The campaign is represented by the Blue Circle logo that was adapted in 2007. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.|
Every year this day is enlightened with a specific theme. This year 2020, the blue circle depicted d the theme “DIABETES: NURSES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”
WE @ PANIMALAR MEDICAL HOSPITAL & RESEARCH INSTITUTE….
Rather than dreaming we should stand up and pledge to make this world diabetes free.
The idea of a Diagnostic camp blossomed from the mind of our renowned physician, Prof. Dr R.Sabaratnavel, our Medical Superintendent. By the moment it reached our Vice-Principal Dr.Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, through his immediate action, constant motivation, expert-counsel and unflinched support enabled us to organize this Diagnostic Camp at free of cost. We are deeply indebted to our beloved Dean, reputed Urologist Dr. C. Ilamparuthi for his approval and acknowledgement for the conduct of this camp.
It’s our privilege to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Pillars of our institution, Secretary & Correspondent, Dr.P.Chinnadurai and our Directors Tmt.C.VijayaRajeswari , Mr.Sakthi Kumar and Mrs. SaranyaSreeSakthi Kumar. It’s because of them the success is now ours…
As a socially cognizant organisation, our Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research institute has undertaken a major initiative of conducting the Free Diagnostic Camp from 6th-11th Nov, 2020and it has been considered as a part of life-saving awareness program that aims to raise the profile of diabetes and unite voices in diabetes awareness for World Diabetes Day,2020 and beyond.
The main objective of our free diagnostic camp is to come up with free diagnostic services for our employees and to the benefit of underprivileged and needful patients, which reflects the unique strength and medical ethics.
The other objectives are:
- To prevent the Type 2 Diabetes by knowing its risk. It has been achieved by screening the patient with FBS/PPBS/Fasting Lipid Profile/ HbA1c
- Raise health awareness among the community and teach them to deal with this Non communicable disease-Diabetes Mellitus
- Evaluating the nutritional status and ascertaining the diet plan for the diabetic patient through the diet counselling given by our Nutrition Experts.
In an endeavour to raise health awareness and to highlight the importance of screening for diabetes, we the Department of Biochemistry, organized this Free Diagnostic Camp.
Our team of eminent doctors, faculties, certified phlebotomists, lab technologist conducted this diagnostic camp in a smooth and hassle free manner.1
- Proforma filling
- Physical examination
- Blood sample collection
- Sample processing & analysis
- Report Dispatch
- Free Consultation
- Free Nutrition Counselling
With the help of our advanced state-of-the-art laboratories, we deliver accurate test reports each time. After getting the reports, each participant of our Diagnostic Camp availed the free consultation with our eminent physicians at our General Medicine OPD.
Our Nutrition experts, also enlighten the awareness and knowledge about healthy diabetic diet to the patients through their Diet Counselling throughout the camp days at free of cost.
India is considered as the diabetes capital of the world. The increasing number of diabetes in their 30’s is another cause for concern. To make the most of it, around 500 people had utilized this free diagnostic camp. Out of which, 177 people are our employees and around 300 are the general public.
It’s a proud moment for the Department of Biochemistry to keep another “Feather On Cap” of PMCH &RI through this Free Diagnostic Camp.
OUR SINCERE THANKS TO…..
We are grateful to thank our sponsor, ASWI SURGICALS for providing the financial support, without whose support this wound not have been a grand success.
Words are not enough to express our gratitude to our lab-technologists and phlebotomist for their committed and devoted responsibilities in executing this task.
The triumph of this Free Diagnostic Camp is also because of the extended helping hands from the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Billing, Medical Records Department, Pharmacy, IT Department, Stores, Floor Supervisors.
The Free Diagnostic Camp is another milestone in Department of Biochemistry, PMCH & RI….
Writing about diabetes, like talking about it is difficult. You can’t find meaning or coherence in it, at least not easily. It is too serious to be dismissed, but its sufferers don’t need the rhetoric of strength or survival. It feels normal, but it isn’t. The delay in diagnosis and treatment might affect the vital organs.
Let’s make the world Diabetes free on this World Diabetes Day, 2020 & beyond….
Being responsible citizens and dedicated Health Care Professionals of this society, we are indebted to create awareness among the minds of people about the consequences of Diabetes Mellitus
Kindly visit the “worlddiabetesday.org” to explore our active participation.
STAY SAFE WITHIN THE BLUE CIRCLE!!!!