The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in association with Jyothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre, will organise 14 different programmes in 14 districts in the state, over the next 14 days. This recognition is in response to the pioneering research done by the Centre and presented and published nationally and internationally.
Over the past 12 years, the Centre conducted more than 450 screenings, awareness and treatment camps across the state.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing in Kerala, when the average prevalence is only 10 per cent in neighbouring states. In Kerala, it is as high as 22 per cent leading to increasing cases of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction and mental depression.
Jyothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre had introduced the concept of a diabetes team to treat and continuously educate the patients.