Berhampur dated 17th Jan 2019: Diabetes is gradually increasing in prevalence with around 11% of Indians suffering from this lifestyle disorder. As an ominous sign, India is being designated as Diabetes Capital of world. With an aim to convert India into Diabetes Care Capital of World, several initiatives are required. One such noble step was adopted today by DIABETES & ENDOCARE Clinic Berhampur lead by its dynamic endocrinologist Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. A unique interactive question and answer session with audience in the name of Madhumeha Panchayat was organized today evening at Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, Berhampur.
Dr Sruti Jammula gave the introductory note followed by the meeting presided over by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik, Hon’ble MLA, Berhampur and chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was Chief guest with Dr Rajendra Prasad Das, Hon’ble vice chancellor, Berhampur University; Sri Chakravarti Singh Rathore, Commissioner, BeMC; Sri Subash Ch Maharana, Chairman, BDA and Prof P C Sahu as the guests of honour. Dr R Ch Chyaupatnaik laid emphasis on increasing awareness of general public on this important disorder. Dr R P Das said lifestyle modification is of paramount importance while dealing with Diabetes. Regular medication intake and timely follow up with doctors is the way out as per Sri Subash Maharana. Sri Rathore congratulated Dr Kota for this noble initiative and lauded the unrelenting efforts by Dr Kota to educate the masses, further asking him to continue providing the service to other sections of society.
After a brief inauguration, the interactive question and answer session was moderated by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. Among the experts Prof P C Sahu, Prof Saroj Panda, Prof B Nageswar Rao Subudhi, Dr P C Patra, Dr J Bharatudu, Dr Uma Shankar Mishra, Dr Ganeswar Sethy, Dr Uma Prasad Padhy were present who answered several queries for over 2 hours, raised by the audience pertinent to Diabetes. Majority questions were about dietary changes, exercise, treatment, complications, usage of drugs and their side effects. Insulin generated a lot of interest among the audience. Special emphasis was laid upon prevention of diabetes; diabetes in children and pregnant ladies; clarification of misconceptions and myths being rumoured in social media. About 350 people from several walks of life participated in the event. An educational leaflet on Diabetes & Thyroid was distributed among the audience. Several people thanked Dr Kota for this first ever knowledge churning session on Diabetes for general public. Lastly Dr Sunil Kota thanked the esteemed experts, revered guests, participating audience, volunteers and media personnel for their whole hearted support in making this event a hugely successful one.