Free Diabetes Camps
Nov 2012
Free Diabetes Awareness and treatment camps were conducted at Rama Varma Hall Kochi and Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Trivandrum as part of Diabetes Kerala 2012 organized by Jothydev’s Diabetes and Research Centre and P.Kesavadev Trust was supported by the International Diabetes Federation. The multidisciplinary team of diabetologists, diabetes educators, dieticians etc. were actively involved in different aspects of diabetes management. Free screening tests and anthropometric measurements were carried out. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev, Dr.Arun Shankar, Dr.Remya Aryad, Dr.Philip Thomas, Neethu Annie Simon (JDC2, Kochi), Gopika Krishnan, Sunitha Jothydev etc. lectured.

Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev spoke on the need for health care professionals to play active role in diabetes prevention and educated the patients on successful management of diabetes prevention and complications. More than 500 patients attended the camp and availed free medical advice and medications. Aneesa Nizam led the diabetes educators team. Diabscreen Kerala free diabetes screening, awareness and treatment camp was also conducted at Co-operative College of Nursing at CSI Church Hall at Azhikode, Aruvikkara, Trivandrum as part of World Diabetes Month. The Co-operative College Principal Ms. Grace chaired the session. Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering. He lectured for more than an hour on various aspects of prevention, control and treatment of diabetes. Gopika Krishnan demonstrated the correct use of devices along with patients amongst the audience..The nursing students also participated in the free camp. Mr. Vinu Krishnan co-ordinated the camp activities.

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