Special clinic for diabetic kids at Hamidia Hospital from Children’s Day

In what would be an important facility, a special clinic for diabetic kids would start functioning at Bhopal’s Hamidia Hospital from November 14 – a day that marks both Children’s Day and World Diabetes Day.

Team Absolute|Bhopal

In what would be an important facility, a special clinic for diabetic kids would start functioning at Bhopal’s Hamidia Hospital from November 14 – a day that marks both Children’s Day and World Diabetes Day.

The clinic would be conducted at the pediatric department of the hospital with support of the medicine department. The hospital administration envisions that in future the clinic would function on the lines of diabetes in young clinic at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, where facilities ranging from hormone lab to insulin administration to children would be available.

This was informed in a press conference organised on the eve of the children’s day and diabetes day jointly by dean Prof MC Songara, assistant professor Dr Sachin Chittawar, pediatrician Dr Jayshree Nadkarni and head of medicine department Dr KK Kaore.

Dr Chittawar said that one out of every 10 diabetes patients are type 1 diabetics and most of them are children. Type 1 diabetes indicates a complete breakdown of insulin generation capacity of the body. He said that unfortunately in India two out of every three type 1 diabetes case presents itself in the fatal condition of ketoacidosis.

Dr Nadkari said that for socio-economically backward patient, the treatment cost is very worrying and both government and private sectors should come forward to make available, insulin, insulin injection, glucometer and other such implements and medicines free of cost. Also paucity of specialist doctors should be dealt with.

Dr Kaore said that obesity and changing lifestyle is causing increase in type 2 diabetes among kids and therefore more awareness and testing camps would be held at schools so as to prevent the disease.

Prof Songara said one out of every 10 women suffer from diabetes and chances of heart diseases increase by ten times in such persons.

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