Shimla, Nov 14: Commemorating World Diabetes Day, Shimla based NGO, Ashadeep organised diabetes awareness programmes for the youth and people. Two camps were organised here on November 14 in shimla at St.Bede’s College and Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. As many as 500 student participated in the diabetes awareness camp at St.Bede’s College. Besides, 150 students were also tested for diabetes.
Speaking on the occasion, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Associate Professor Dr.Jitender Kumar Mokta underlined the need for early
detection of diabetes, as it was affecting the young. “Our immediate aim is to make aware the different sections of the society about diabetes, to remove all the hurdles that come in the way of awareness of diabetes and educate them for prevention, early detection and treatment,” he said. A similar talk and interactive session on diabetes was organized at HPSEB, Shimla. Working towards diabetes awareness across the state, President, Ashadeep Sushil Tanwar said that this was the twentieth awareness camp organized by the organization.