On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, 'Fortis C-DOC' hospital situated in B-16, Chirag Enclave has organised a diabetes prevention and control campaign in collaboration with Ladies Club NCR on November 13 for all the people exclusively free.
One of the people from Fortis C-DOC hospital, Ravi Pandey from the sales and marketing team mentioned, "All those who were not able to avail the services this time, they can again visit on the following written days from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Monday - Greater Kailash 2, Gurudwara.
Tuesday - Hemkunt Society
Wednesday- Chirag Enclave.
The event took place at Arya Samaj mandir, Greater Kailash-2. The camp started at 11:00 am and ended at 2:00 pm. Bhawna Gupta, Founder Chairperson of Ladies Club mentioned, "It is very important to organise these types of events as people are aware of diabetes but do not know about its harmful effect."
She added, "These camps are beneficial especially to those who are not able to access expensive tests." Camp was providing three different types of blood tests i.e. blood sugar test, cholesterol and creatinine test."
Blood sugar tests provide beneficial information to an individual on maintaining healthy management. Cholesterol is done to measure the level of good and bad cholesterol in the body. Creatinine is done to measure how well your kidneys are performing their job of filtering waste from your blood.
One of the service beneficieries, Utam Chandra, said "Services are really good and healthcare staff is very cooperative with everyone." Another beneficiary, Shishti Kumar shared, "I really like their services and feel good to see that everyone is following Covid protocols properly."
Diabetes is one of the common health issues. According to WHO, in 2019, diabetes was the ninth leading cause of death with an estimated 1.5 million deaths directly caused by diabetes. It is a disease which occurs when blood sugar level, also known as glucose, is very high in your body. This does not only restrict you from eating sugar but also leads to many other problems.