IMPHAL, September 1: An awareness cum screening test for Diabetes was today organised by Rural Development Society (RDS), Wangjing under the sponsorship of World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark at Slopland Public School, Khongom in Thoubal district.
In his key address of the program, L Damu Singh, Project Coordinator said that India has world’s largest number of Diabetics patients. It is reported by International Diabetes Federation that there are 117 million Diabetes patients in the world and this number is expected to be increased by 2030.
He further stressed on the expansion of the disease to the younger age groups as it was earlier confined to the old people before adding that the changing of lifestyle and unhealthy food habit are the expert opinion for the increase of this disease.
The Project Coordinator opined that there is increasing trend of this disease in Manipur also and further said that the program was being organised to have an inside understanding of this deadly disease to the student community.
The resource person of the program, Dr Ksh Manglem Singh, former CMO said that the life of the Diabetes patients could be made longer but it is not possible to cure it.
He further said that there is no drug in the entire world to cure the disease by short term treatment.
Dr Manglem asserted that if the disease is not given treatment, eye, kidney, blood vessel will no longer work properly.
He added that heart attack and paralysis due to nerve dysfunction may occur.
It was also said that a diabetes patient can live long life only if the patient becomes a doctor, nurse and an expert on Diabetes disease.
At the end of the program, there was an interaction session with the students of the school.