Srinagar: On the occasion the World Diabetes Week, the department of Clinical Biochemistry SKIMS organised an awareness programme on diabetes here.
“The focus of this event was to aware the general population and those with risk factors of developing the disease about early detection, need for strict control after detection and awareness about other measures so that it does not complicate the way it is seen in a significant portion of our patients,” said Prof Syed Mudassar, HOD Clinical Biochemistry and organiser of the event in a statement.
Around 400 patients participated in this programme, it said, and availed the benefit of getting screened free of cost. “8.35% of the patient with a genetic predisposition, diabetes was detected for the first time. Rest of the patients who were known diabetic got an opportunity to have an idea about their control over the disease and simultaneously the status of lipid profile,” the statement said.
These patients were further “counseled to attend and follow the respective specialties in general and Department of Endocrinology as per the status of the disease,” it added.
Director SKIMS Prof Omar Javed Shah said that such events are the need of the hour and shall go a long way to mitigate the sufferings of the patients.