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'Rise in diabetes cases a challenge'

Published: 30th June 2013 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash Patil said diabetes is growing at a fast rate and is posing a big challenge to the medical fraternity.

He was speaking at ‘2013 Update’, a two-day seminar on diabetes in Bangalore on Saturday, organised by Karnataka Institute of Diabetology (KID), a registered autonomous institute of the state government. The KID provides treatment for diabetes-related health problems at a nominal cost.

Patil noted there is a question mark on the rural services in the medical field but things have started to change now owing to the KID. “The head of the institution, Dr K R Narashima Setty’s commitment has brought about the change. Our government will cooperate with the KID to take the services to the next level,” he said. Later, Dr Patil and other dignitaries released the book ‘Ideas for Ideal Diabetes Care’.

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