Diabetes Kerala 2012 – Trivandrum, Set For Take Off
Impressive line-up of events for creating diabetes awareness in statewide campaign| By Yentha
On Nov 16, 2012


Trivandrum: Diabetes Kerala 2012 is a statewide diabetes awareness campaign being organised by Jyothydev’s Diabetes and Research Centre and supported by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The Trivandrum edition of this event will be launched by Kodikunnil Suresh, the Minister of State for Labour on November 17 at the Bhagyamala Auditorium, Chandrashekharan Nair Stadium. N Sakthan, the Deputy Speaker will inaugurate ‘Sugar Strokes’ the cartoon and poster exhibition and health exhibition held in association with the event.


Noted film actor and producer Maniyanpillai Raju will flag off K2K Blue Wagon, the mobile diabetes awareness campaign which will travel from Kaliyikkavila to Kasargode. The statewide campaign was inaugurated by Mohanlal at Kochi on 12 November. 


The campaign includes free diabetes camps, laboratory tests, awareness lectures and exhibitions. On 18 November at 2.00 pm, there will be a special diabetes training programme for teachers, aimed at emergency management of children with diabetes in schools and colleges.


While speaking to Yentha in a press conference held today at Trivandrum Press Club, Dr. Jyothydev Kesavadev said, “We are planning to generate awareness and act as a helping hand to the public. A recent survey reveals that 80% of diabetes patients are from economically backward communities. The awareness should be given to the public from childhood and food habits need to be balanced.” He also referred to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s speech on World Diabetes Day when he stated that physical activity and a healthy diet are effective remedies that should be actively promoted by all governments.

The prevalence of diabetes in Kerala is 22%, much higher than in neighbouring states. The increased prevalence of diabetes has resulted in complications related to the condition and escalating costs in treating heart attacks, diabetic foot ulcer, kidney diseases and mental depressions.


As per the directions of the International Diabetes Federation, the global community had been observing World Diabetes Day since 1991. November is regarded as the diabetes awareness month.


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Very good initiative. Further i will like to add that alternative treatment by acupressure/Sujok is also very useful in blood sugar management
P Kumar, on Nov 18, 2012 09:06:55 PM
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