‘Keep diabetes under control to prevent NCDs’

17 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Terming diabetes as a silent killer, health experts at a seminar on Saturday said the disease should be controlled as it causes many Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), reports BSS.   

Unhealthy lifestyle is largely responsible for diabetes disease, they said adding awareness should be created among people to prevent the disease.

Diabetic Welfare Centre — a voluntary organization which works for the welfare of the diabetic patients in Rajshahi city — organized the seminar at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) auditorium.

Physicians, diabetic patients and representatives from different organizations concerned, among others, attended the seminar. During their keynote presentations, Head of Endocrinology Department of RMCH Prof Imtiaz Mahbub and its Registrar Dr Matiur Rahman illustrated the causes, prevention, remedy and management of diabetics.


Prof Imtiaz Mahbub categorically said there is no alternative to creating mass-awareness to manage diabetics and the government and non-government entities concerned should come forward and work together to stop the alarming rise of diabetes disease.


People should maintain a healthy and balanced food habit especially from early childhood to prevent the silent killer diabetes,” suggested Professor Mahbub.


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


Prof Imtiaz Mahbub said about 80 percent people are not aware of the risks of the silent killer disease diabetes which slowly destroys the immune system of human body.


General Secretary of Rajshahi City unit of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Shaheen Akter Rainy, Principal of Rajshahi Medical College (RMC) Prof Nawshad Ali, district unit president of Swadhinota Chikitshok Parishad Dr Chinmoy Kanti Das and President of RMC Teachers Association Dr Sanaul Haque addressed the seminar.


Chief Medical Officer of Rajshahi University Dr Tabibur Rahman Sheikh was in the chair.