WHO calls for fighting diabetes head on

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is marking annual World Health Day which celebrates the organisation’s founding in 1948, by calling to act on diabetes, in its first global report on diabetes, which highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease, said Director and Chief Fertility Surgeon, Mediwave IVF and Fertility Research Hospital Dr C Sharath Kumar.

World Health day was celebrated jointly by Mysore Clinical Society and Mysore Elite Round Table-256 and Mysore Elite Ladies Circle-141 recently. On the occasion, a free breast cancer screening camp was organised.  The programme was inaugurated by senior specialist, Bharat Cancer Hospital Dr M S Vishveshwara.

Delivering the presidential address Dr C Sharath Kumar said, “Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. There are three main types of diabetes mellitus of which type-1 is juvenile diabetes which is insulin dependent, type-2 is adult onset diabetes and type-3 diabetes or gestational diabetes, is the third main form and occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes have a high blood sugar level.” 


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