A medical camp inaugurated by Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, was organised to check the health status of the people living with the risk of diabetes.
Over 10,000 people were screened for diabetes and its health implications during a diabetes mela held on Saturday.
According to the organisers -- Gadge Diabetes Center -- the mela highlighted the effects and causes of diabetes with the help of skits, music and dance. "The mela helped spread a positive message," the centre said in a statement.
"Diabetes is increasing exponentially in our country. The only way to curb is to create maximum awareness. By ensuring maximum people are a part of the awareness campaigns we can take a step forward in reducing diabetes," Pradeep Gadge, Chief Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, said.
A recent study at the University of California, San Francisco revealed that alcohol addiction can increase the risk factors of diabetes and high blood pressure.