Diabetes Awareness Day and 61th Foundation Day of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh observed
Diabetes Awareness Day and 61th Foundation Day of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh was observed on 28 February 2017 through different programs like: Rally at Shahbag, Free diabetes screening at different places of Dhaka city, Discussion session between selected diabetic patients and specialized physicians, Free heart camp at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital etc. Diabetic Association of Bangladesh also brought-out a special issue of `Kanti' and published awareness Poster & Leaflet.
A discussion meeting was also organized at the BIRDEM auditorium on the day to mark the occasion where eminent writer & educationist Emiretas Professor Dr. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury grace the occasion as chief guest. The meeting was addressed by Mr Md Sayef Uddin; Secretary General of BADAS, Major General Prof A R Khan (Retd); Vice President, BADAS and Prof. Nazmun Nahar, Director General, BIRDEM.
Prof. Faruq Pathan presented a key-note speech on the theme- ‘Pre-planned pregnancy is one of the main tools to prevent diabetes’. Major General Prof A R Khan (Retd); Vice President, BADAS presided over the session. The ideal diabetic patients were awarded with crest.
BIHS, NHN and Ibrahim Cardiac also took up several programs in this regard.