World Diabetes Day is observed worldwide on November 14, every year on call of International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
It is celebrated by the 212 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories.
Diabetes is a global problem with devastating human, social and economic impact. Today more than 250 million people worldwide are living with diabetes. Each year another 7 million people develop diabetes.
“Diabetes Education and Prevention“ is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2013. The campaign slogan for 2009 is “Understand Diabetes and Take Control”.
Norvic’s World Diabetes Day, started with free Diabetes check up consultation camp at Pashupatinath Temple. Blood sugar random tests were carried out on above 200 elderly people who visited Pashupatinath temple to observe “Bala Chaturdashi”, on Saturday, November 14th 2009.
Patients who were found to have high risk of diabetes and its complications were advised for further treatment later. They were also informed about their health status and possible risk factors after the consultation.
Likewise, later on the same day, the Norvic team also conducted another such camp at Bhat Bhateni Super Market. About 150 customers who were on shopping at the store were provided free consultants and diabetes check-up by Norvic team led by Norvic’s Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Dina Shrestha.
The Doctor advised medicine is no substitute to diet and exercise. ‘Right weight, right diet and regular exercise along with medication can properly control Diabetes’