Anil Kumble Launches Dr. Mohan’s ‘Let’s Defeat Diabetes’ Campaign in Karnataka
Bangalore, 4th June 2018: It is no secret that when it comes to diabetes, 50% of the Indian diabetes population are unaware of their condition and this negligence is high among rural population due to lack of access to quality diabetes care. According to international statistics, India currently has the second highest number of people with diabetes in the world with 72.3 million people and will be ‘Diabetes capital of the world’ with 134.3 million people by the year, 2045.
Thepower to Defeat Diabetes lies in our hands. With this message, India’sleading diabetes experts, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre (DMDSC)launched ‘Let’s Defeat Diabetes’ - a public initiative thataims at educating the individuals in Karnataka about diabetes. Thisinitiative encourages people in the state to understand their risk ofdiabetes and take the pledge to adopt healthy practices that helps in defeatingdiabetes not just for themselves but for others around them.
Extendingtheir support to the cause, former cricketer and PadmaShri awardee - Mr. Anil Kumble along with theteam of DMDSC, Dr V. Mohan, Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan and Dr. R.M. Anjana tookthe pledge to defeat Diabetes.
“Unfortunatelythere’s a lot of diabetes cases everywhere in India,” said Dr. V.Mohan, Chairman & Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes SpecialitiesCentre. “We are taking ‘Let’s Defeat Diabetes’ initiativeto every part of the nation to spread awareness as Diabetes is taken verylightly in our country despite the fact that it is the 7th leadingcause of death in India.The progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes can bestalled successfully if the individual adopts a simple BLUE formulai.e. Blood Checks, Lifestyle changes, Understandingyour food and Exercise. With proper treatment plan andlifestyle modification, patients can live a long and disease free life.”
Commentingon this initiative, Mr. Anil Kumble said, “India is at high risk for Diabetes and we needto address this immediately. Every one of us needs to take steps to manage it.‘Let’s Defeat Diabetes’ campaign is a commendable initiative taken up by Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres. Our health is our responsibility and Iwould urge every individual to come forward and take the pledge to defeatdiabetes.”