ITANAGAR, Nov 14: The state along with rest of the world observed World Diabetes Day by organizing diabetes awareness and health check up camps.
This year, the theme for World Diabetes Day was “Women and Diabetes–Our right to a healthy future”.
The District NCD Cell, Yupia organized a health screening camp at Balijan CHC, where around 210 persons received free health checkups and 39 of them were found to be obese, 25 overweight, 14 suspected with diabetes and 40 with hypertension.
An awareness campaign on NTCP, NIDDCP, NPPCD and NPHCE was also organized.
District Hospital Tawang also conducted a free health screening camp at New Market, wherein more than 200 people were screened for diabetes.
Addressing the gathering, EAC Lobsang Tsetan spoke on how performing physical activity on regular basis may help prevent the disease.
As part of the programme, outreach activities were also organized at CHC Jang and Lumla.
A painting competition on ‘Non Communicable Diseases’ was also conducted at Khandro Dawa Sangmo Nursing School.
The day was also observed at District Hospital, Seppa.
Around 300 people were screened for diabetes and 31 of them were found to be suffering from high blood sugar levels. The screening camps were conducted at the District Hospital and Deputy Commissioner’s office premises.
District Programme Officer, NPCDCS Kopi Gyadi highlighted the signs and symptoms of diabetes and its preventive measures, while DMO Kaya Lapung advised people to do regular physical exercise and have proper diet to keep blood sugar levels under control.
District Health Society (NPCDCS), Tezu organized interschool painting competition, seminar and diabetes screening camp as part of World Diabetes Day.
While the interschool painting competition was held on topic ‘Diabetes and Symptoms’ at Amik Matai Vidya Mandir School, a seminar on “Women and Diabetes” was held at the General Hospital, followed by a free screening camp.
BMI measurements, RBS reading and blood pressure were also checked in the camp.