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Walking together to fight diabetes

Walking together to fight diabetes

Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie celebrated World Diabetes Day with a grand Walkathon

Indians are especially predisposed to diabetes due to social and genetic reasons. India has the second largest number of people with diabetes which is at 70 million, next only to China which has about 110 million.

In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has named India as the Diabetes Capital of the World. Closer home, it is a well-known fact that almost 14% of Pune's urban population has diabetes and many more at high risk of getting it are totally unaware. With such glaring statistics, 'sugar' as diabetes is commonly known as doesn't sound so sweet anymore, does it?

Keeping this in mind, it's essential we all shoulder the burden to curb diabetes which is why, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie organised a mega Walkathon on November 10 to commemorate World Diabetes Day which falls on the 14th of this month. The Walkathon was an important calendar event that brought people and communities together, to pledge their support for diabetes awareness. With a participatory crowd of close to 5000 people, the gala event garnered immense support with participation from several government authorities, medical entities, corporates, local communities as well as school students from RIMS, MKNS, KROOT, Mount Carmel and Lonkar.

Commencing at 8:30 am, a number of known faces such as the Hon. Mayor Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav, former cricketer Mr. Chandu Borde, Chairman of Panchshil Realty Mr. Atul Chordia, District Governor Lion Girish Malpani as well as the area corporators stepped in to show their solidarity. Along with this, the hospital also organised an exhibition, as well as an interactive presentation and short film on diabetes while yoga enthusiasts put up a stellar performance at the Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan. Free health checkups were also conducted throughout the day.

Dr. Abhay Mutha, Director, Dr. K.B. Grant Institute of Diabetes says, "In our lives, we all know someone who has been affected by diabetes. Be it in the short or long run, diabetes has a profound impact on every single part of the body be it the eyes, skin and heart. Whether one had a direct connection to the disease or not, we welcomed one and all with open arms to the Walkathon. Each person who joined us became a part of a dedicated community that is passionate about creating a world without diabetes."

The Dr. K.B. Grant Institute of Diabetes is a one-stop-centre for diabetes care. Under one roof, the hospital has not just world class facilities, but a single team that brings together cutting edge expertise in every aspect of diabetes care. Led by Dr. Abhay Mutha who brings with him over twenty-five years of experience in diabetes care, specialists work alongside each other providing every individual with comprehensive care in just under four hours. Whether you are diabetic or at risk; whether you're looking at prevention to detection to even management of diabetes, rest assured this is the place to come to.

Dr. Manisha Karmarkar, COO, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie says, "This Walkathon was just one part of the effort we at Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie undertake to spread awareness about diabetes. And while we put in our best efforts every single day, much is yet to be accomplished. Just as every drop comes together to form an ocean, every one who participated came together in the fight against diabetes. Together, let us spread awareness. Together, let us be the sea of change!"

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