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Juvenile Diabetes on the Rise in Society

In an attempt to spread awareness about juvenile diabetes, more than 500 doctors came together and formed the ‘Blue Circle’, the universal symbol of diabetes.

Published: 25th November 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2014 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: In an attempt to spread awareness about juvenile diabetes, more than 500 doctors came together and formed the ‘Blue Circle’, the universal symbol of diabetes.

The event was organised on the second day of the Annual Conclave of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) being held in the city.

Rajeev Sibal, vice-president and Head, India region, Ranbaxy, said, most child Type 1 diabetes patients are not diagnosed on time due to lack of awareness about the disease. “There are approximately 70,000 patients with Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) in India. Our intention behind forming the blue circle is to create awareness about the rising menace of diabetes in the society, especially juvenile diabetes. There is a common assumption that diabetes affects only adults, not children.”

The national conference has seen participation from over 6,000 doctors who were all invited to hold each other’s hand and stand around the blue circle. For every doctor who formed the circle, RSSDI and Ranbaxy decided to adopt a juvenile diabetes patient and fulfill their insulin requirements for one year.



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