SIUT to observe World Diabetes Day on Tuesday

Aleena Nazir
KARACHI: Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation(SIUT) will observe World Diabetes Day at SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation) aims to educate public and to create awareness among the masses about the facts of diabetes management and the dangers of its complications.
The spokesman SIUT Karachi told The Pioneer-Pakistan that on the day public will be facilitated by free screening for Diabetes by blood glucose testing, weight and height measurement to detect obesity and awareness about health issues he told.
With the rising figures of Diabetes in the world particularly in the developing countries who are taking the lead, the medical experts strongly believes that there is a pressing need to create awareness on this deadly disorder for not only primary prevention but for staying away from the complications.
Th health experts and policy makers of WHO (World Health Organization) that a large number of female population are suffering from Diabetes especially those in the reproductive years. This year the day has been devoted to them with the Theme, Women and Diabetes with the slogan: Our right to a healthy future.
Like elsewhere in the World Diabetes Day will be observed at SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation) on Tuesday November 14) to create awareness among the masses about the facts of diabetes management and the dangers of its complications.
An elaborate program has been chalked out for the day starting at 9.00 am which includes free screening for Diabetes by blood glucose testing, weight and height measurement to detect obesity. On the occasion, medical professionals and specialists would be present at the Institute to give medical advice and dietary instructions to visiting persons.