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Medicover Conducts Walkathon And Nursing Symposium,Sangareddy

November 13 2021 Medicover HospitalsSangareddy


November 13th Medicover Hospitals organized a Walkathon with the nursing team on 14 November to commemorate the role of nurses in the ‘Access to Diabetes Care’. A symposium was also organized on this occasion where specialists spoke on various aspects of diabetes care like: Gestational Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Care, Exercises for Diabetes and Diet Therapy for Diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin, it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body's systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown effective in preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes. Maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active, eating a healthy diet and avoiding use of tobacco were some of the points discussed in the symposium. Speaking on the occasion, Dr_ J.Venu Madhav General Medicine ________ said, “Early diagnosis can be accomplished through relatively inexpensive testing of blood sugar. Treatment of diabetes involves diet and physical activity along with lowering of blood glucose and the levels of other known risk factors that damage blood vessels. Tobacco use cessation is also important to avoid complications.” Highlighting the role of nurses in the diabetic care, Dr K.Sridhar (Managing Director) said, “Nurses are vital in supporting people living with diabetes. They and the person they support are often the most important people involved in diabetes care. Nurses not only help to administer medication, such as life-saving insulin, but also offer important health and psychological advice to help people tackle the daily challenges that a life-long chronic condition can bring. To ensure that the nurses give adequate care to the patients, the medical fraternity is doing everything possible to upgrade the nurses with proper access to diabetes care. With this life style disease assuming alarming proportions, the role of nurses thus become very significant.” Bharadwaj centre head