CHENNAI: Staying away from milk and animal fat will help cut one’s dependency on diabetes pills and insulin. This was the point made during the discussion on ‘Freedom from Diabetes- Building a Healthy India’, a seminar at the Andhra Club, recently.
“Diabetes is the gateway to many diseases and is one of the fastest growing health epidemic in India with more than 62 million affected by diabetes,” said Governor K Rosiah, speaking at the lecture.
“It is high time that the medical fraternity, healthcare providers and NGOs join hands to implement diabetes screening, early detection programmes and diabetes prevention management systems, to reduce the burden,” he added.
Dr Zeeshan Ali of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), USA, pointed out that milk and animal fat were some of the reasons for diabetes being more prevalent among Indians.
When Pramod Tripathi, founder of ‘Freedom from Diabetes’ movement and a known neuro linguistic practitioner (NLP) took the stage, he asked for a show of hands and on seeing the staggering number of members in the audience who had diabetes, he said that change was possible and through the session, he brought some positive vibes into the audience advising them that the focus has to be on food and not on prescription. He also suggested a natural smoothie recipe to be tried at home.
The event was jointly organised by Andhra Social Cultural Association, Chennai Food Bank, Rajasthani Association Tamil Nadu, Sri Rajasthani Jain Samaj – Mambalam, Singhvi Charitable Trust and Mohan Mutha Exports.