Defeat Diabetes: Join the Awareness Walk
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Defeat Diabetes: Join the Awareness Walk

Human blue circlePhysical ActivityScreening for diabetes complicationsScreening for type 2 diabetes Start Date: November 12, 2023
End Date: November 14, 2023
Location: university, Delhi, Delhi, 110009, India

Dr. Anil Gomber, the Director of Gomber Medicare, organized an annual 5-kilometer walk on World Diabetes Day in Delhi, India which started from Gomber Medicare to the main campus often called the 'famous ridge' in Delhi University, North Campus, Delhi, India. The event brought together the clinic staff, community leaders, and young advocates living with type one diabetes to mark the World Diabetes Day 2023 celebration and the continued commitment to raising awareness for the community. At the break of dawn, a group of determined individuals, adorned in blue circle-labeled t-shirts, embarked on a journey towards a healthier community. With banners held high and signs depicting the need for change, they set out to make a difference. "It's time to act for our health and the community's. Let's not stop here!" they proclaimed, as they marched forward with unwavering enthusiasm and hope.

The walk aimed to uplift the community and promote a holistic understanding of diabetes of all types and the urgent need to combat existing cultural myths and misconceptions to achieve correct diagnosis. It encouraged the community to adopt a positive mindset towards managing this condition for those who are living with it. The walk was followed by a blood sugar screening camp, which offered free random blood sugar and HbA1c testing for all participants. Patients identified as having an elevated risk of developing diabetes were provided with specialized consultation services by Gomber Medicare. Additionally, they were offered a range of resources and tools from the International Diabetes Federation aimed at empowering them to manage their condition effectively. Through these interventions, participants who live with diabetes were better equipped to understand the necessary steps for controlling their diabetes and enhancing their overall health and well-being.

Dr. Anil Gomber delivered an inspiring talk on how to incorporate healthy habits with the every day available resources at home. It was a great opportunity for everyone to learn and share their experiences on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. The event ended with a healthy meal offered to all the participants, creating a sense of community and teamwork.

We express our gratitude to the International Diabetes Federation and staff at Gomber Medicare for their support in raising awareness of diabetes in our community and providing a platform for individuals living with the condition to articulate their experiences. Their assistance has been invaluable in our mission to promote diabetes education and advocacy.

Organizer: Dr. Anil Gomber / Gomber Medicare

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