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Apollo Sugar reaches out to diabetics on "World Diabetes Day"

16 Nov 2015

Diabetes is the leading cause for kidney failure, cardiovascular disease and blindness. Almost half of the diabetics in India are yet to be diagnosed. Of more than half of the people diagnosed, only some of them adhere to monitoring and treatment on a continuous basis. Keeping this in mind, Apollo Sugar endeavours to connect with people and beat diabetes together through a series of initiatives that emphasises on the importance of early detection and provides insights on diabetes management through a disciplined approach involving 'clinical care' and lifestyle management. Apollo Sugar offers a range of value added services that involve a continuous care model to ensure diabetics live life disease-free. With an aim of undertaking half a million screenings in a span of one year, Apollo Sugar has introduced mobile screening vans across several cities to bring health services closer home. The cities that can spot the mobile screening vans are Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. Apollo Sugar also organised a walkathon in the city on Saturday to spread awareness on early detection and importance of screening related to the disease. In the presence of Dr Jayashree Gopal and Dr Shankar from Apollo Sugar Clinics, the walkers assembled in Anna Nagar at 7 am with bands, caps and slogan boards carrying impactful messages and helpful tips on making diabetes disease free.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, said 'With the increasing burden of diabetes on our society, we need to act quickly. Apollo Sugar has therefore launched a new property that offers its patrons with advanced care and counseling for diabetes'.

World Diabetes Day

 

World Diabetes Day