Creating mass-awareness about diabetes stressed

16 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Medical practitioners and specialists here unanimously mentioned that creating mass-awareness can be the vital means of reducing the number of patients sufferings from diabetics, reports BSS.

Terming the diabetic as silent killer and one of the major social burdens they suggested creating adequate public awareness about the disease and getting rid of it in leading a normal life.

They came up with the remarks while addressing a post-rally discussion at conference of Diabetic Association General Hospital (DAGH) in Rajshahi city on Wednesday. DAGH organized the discussion marking the World Diabetic Day-2018.

Chaired by DAGH Vice-president Prof Nazrul Islam, the meeting was addressed, among others, by its General Secretary Prof Dr Mamun Ur Rashid, Chief Medical Officer Prof Dr Monwarul Haque, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ayesha Siddiqua and Principal Nutrition Officer Dr Kaniz Hasnain.

The speakers suggested for healthy food habit and encourage people, particularly the young generation, to prevent diabetes.

“People should follow a healthy and balanced food habit especially from early childhood to prevent the silent killer diabetes,” suggested Professor Mamun Ur Rashid.

He requested the educational institutions and parents to be careful so that the new generation can grow up with healthy food habit.