Chellaram Diabetes Inst to host international diabetes summit

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 25 February 2019

The number of people with Diabetes is steadily rising in India. At present, 74 million Indians have Diabetes. Not even half of them are aware of it.

PUNE: Chellaram Diabetes Institute to host third international diabetes summit from March 8 to March 10 in the city. The aim of the conference is to tackle the growing menace of diabetes and its complications.

The number of people with diabetes is steadily rising in India. At present, 74 million Indians have Diabetes. Not even half of this number is aware that they have diabetes. Only half of those who are aware seek medical management and treatment for diabetes and its varied complications. Another 77 million people are suspected to be prediabetic. Uncontrolled diabetes is known to cause damage to the kidneys, nerves, eyes and heart.

Lal L Chellaram, the Patron of International Diabetes Summit and the Chairman of Chellaram Hospital - Diabetes Care and Multispeciality, sais that chellaram Hospital - Diabetes Care & Multispeciality is at the forefront in the fight to tackle the escalating problem of Diabetes in India.  Dr Unnikrishnan AG, CEO of Chellaram Hospital - Diabetes Care and Multispeciality said that the summit is a unique initiative to bring world class diabetology care practices to the Indian setting.

“Diabetes in India poses a distinct challenge, when compared to Diabetes in Western countries. In this conference, the best Diabetes experts from the world would interact with their Indian counterparts. I hope that the unique India-oriented solutions that this interaction brings forth would help improve the lives of the millions of people suffering from Diabetes in India,” said Dr Dr Unnikrishnan AG.

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