Healthy eating is an important part of managing all types of Diabetes :: World Diabetes Day observed
Date: 14 November 2015
With the theme ‘Healthy eating is an important part of managing all types of Diabetes’ the World Diabetes Day was observed across the country as elsewhere in the world.
To mark the day Diabetic Association of Bangladesh hold a Grand Rally in front of the National Museum . A colorful procession with horse carts and musical performance was also organized. Awareness posters, leaflets, health magazine "KANTI" were published and awareness banners, festoons were installed at BIRDEM complex and at different part of the city to signify the day.
Free diabetes screening was also organized by BADAS at different city points including in front of the National Museum and Dhanmondi Rabindra Sorobor. NHN and HCDP was also organized free diabetic checkup camp at their different centers on this occasion.
A question-answer session between selected diabetic patients and specialized physicians was also organized at BIRDEM auditorium. Art competition for the children was arranged at National Public Library premises on this occasion.
A Discussion Meeting highlighting the significance of the day was held at BIRDEM auditorium.
State minister of ministry of Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki was the chief guest of the discussion with Mazor General Dr A R Khan in the chair. Md Sayef Uddin, Secretary General, BADAS and Nazmun Nahar, Director General, BIRDEM spoke in the meeting. Prof. Subhagoto Chowdhury presented the main article. Honorable minister Chumki stressed the need for creating awareness to prevent diabetes and called upon Bangladesh Diabetic Association, other private organizations, civil society and media to come forward in this regard along with the government. Living a healthy and normal life is possible by controlling this disease, she added. DAB vice-president AR Khan said kidney is the foremost human organ that suffers complications or get damaged because of prolonged diabetes.
Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital organized a Heart camp while Ibrahim Medical College organized a seminar and Health camp to observe the day. NHN , BIHS and HCDP also organized colorful processions and rallied at different places of the city .