The prevalence of diabetes is on the rise in Puducherry, so the government has joined hands with Novo Nordisk Education Foundation (NNEF) to evolve long-term plans to act against diabetes in the Union Territory.
State-level round table marked the first step in laying a roadmap for a healthy Puducherry in future. Detailed discussions on the current scenario of diabetes in Puducherry were held by policy makers, government officials, healthcare professionals, diabetes patients, NGOs, health institutes and other stakeholders.
Agenda steps to reduce the 'critical burden' and to address diabetes care and its management in the country were discussed by a panel of experts. The program had been successfully operated in neighboring Koodapakkam village and also at the public health center (PHC) at Gorimedu. This would be expanded to other PHCs, the organization said.
8,365 people were screened in two screening camps. Around 130 doctors and 538 paramedical staff were trained on diabetes management.