Awareness programmes mark World Diabetes Day

Nursing students taking part in a diabetes awareness walkathon at Cubbon Park in Bangalore on Saturday.

High Court Judge, Justice Gopal Gowda flagged off the event which emphasised on creating awareness of diabetes and its impact on the lives of the patients, their families, society and the country at large.  

Diabetes Club and Bangalore Diabetes Hospital also organised a walkathon on the theme ‘Unite to Prevent Diabetes’ on Saturday.

More than 3,000 people participated in the event and over 600 were screened for blood-sugar levels at the hospital. Around 220 underprivileged children in the age group of 3-12 years have been diagnosed for Type 1 diabetes and are availing treatment at this hospital.

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