Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic set to organise walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day

The purpose of this event is to spread awareness on diabetes and childhood obesity. It also aims to educate people about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is purely a lifestyle disease which is increasing rapidly in India

Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic set to organise walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Diabetes Care and Research Foundation (DCRF), Pune has organised various events including a rally, an exhibition, free check-ups and demonstrations.

Dr Abhay Mutha, founder of DCRF, said, “The purpose of this event is to create awareness on issues like childhood obesity and importance of a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is purely a lifestyle disease which is increasing rapidly in our country.”

He added saying, “We are the diabetes capital of the world with more than 60 million people suffering from diabetes today and this number is estimated to grow and might reach more than 100 million by 2030.”

The event shall commence on November 10 at Wanowrie. A walkathon will be organised from Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowrie to Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan, Fatimanagar. Many prominent figures form the city will be participating along with diabetic patients, school children, doctors and sisters.

The rally will be starting at 8:45 am and would be led by Mukta Tilak, the Mayor of Pune. There will also be a special program titled ‘Diabetes Awareness Healthy Lifestyle Wealthy Future,’ in the auditorium between 10 am to 11:30 am at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in the presence of dignitaries.

A mega Exhibition on diabetes awareness will be organised at the same venue. An important feature of this exhibition includes various stalls for all diabetes related check-ups, blood sugar tests, eyes test, blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), kidneys, neuropathy etc. between 11:30 am to 8 pm.