The department of Ayurveda and Homoeo conducted free camp for diabetes at Government Degree College for Men here on Monday.

Medical Officers P.V. Nagaraju and M. Venkataiah conducted the camp and addressed the patients to create awareness about the disease.

Dr. Nagaraju said diabetes turned into an epidemic due to drastic change in life style of people.

Consumption of food rich in fats and carbohydrates, stress and lack of exercise were some of the reasons that induced diabetes.

If neglected, the disease would damage the vital organs of the body, he said.

He asked public to change food habits and increase the intake of fibre.