Walkathon for Diabetes Awareness

Published: 10th November 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Apollo Sugar, specialty clinic for diabetes organised a ‘Walk-o-thon’ to increase awareness about one of the biggest lifestyle diseases, affecting more than 65 million Indians – diabetes, on Sunday. Organised near Marina Beach, the walkathon was flagged off by Dr D Shantharam, senior consultant diabetologist at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road and vice chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University and Dr Sharath Chandran, head of operations, Apollo Sugar among others. The three km walkathon saw enthusiastic participants assemble in front of Marina Beach.  About 300 people participated in the walk, which culminated with all the participants being given a blood sugar assessment. The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign marks the first of a three-year (2014-16) campaign that focuses on healthy living and diabetes.

Gagan Bhalla, CEO, Apollo Sugar said, “Apollo Sugar endeavours to equip the common man with information, diagnosis, care and holistic management to fight this epidemic. This World Diabetes Day on November 14, we have lined up a slew of activities including a walkathon and over 75,000 screenings through the country to ensure early diagnosis across all age groups.”


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