An Integrated Diabetes care centre will soon come up at Baner, Pune where all medical care from ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and allopathy along with research will commence.
According to experts, India is witnessing a surge in patients being affected with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “Since the type 1 diabetes is increasing among children, we have started screening camps for children in schools. There is also a rise in diabetes cases because of rise in stress. This centre aims at looking at diabetes in a holistic way and adding the research factor to it,” said Raghunath Yemul, Global President from United World Against Diabetes.
Speaking about the need for more awareness, Dr Lalitkumar Upadhyay, founder president at United World Against Diabetes said that around 50 per cent cases in rural parts go undiagnosed. The organisation also aims to increase awareness about natural herbs that help reduce the threat of the disease.
“Information should be made available at public places to spread the word of caution. Diabetes needs more awareness and control. Type 1 diabetes information is less among different strata of the society. Screening of type 1 diabetes at schools should be made compulsory and teachers should be trained to identify symptoms among children. All types of alternative medicine should be used,” said Upadhyay.