Staff Reporter

Camps will be held on the beach and in parks on Friday

Quiz programmes will also be organised

CHENNAI: Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre will organise various events for four days, from Friday, to mark the World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes camps will be held on the Elliot’s Beach and Valmiki Beach and parks, including Natesan Park, T. Nagar, and Thiru.Vi.Ka. Park, Aminjikarai, on Friday. On the same day, yoga demonstrations will be held at the centre’s branch at Anna Nagar and Gopalapuram and M. Rema, managing director, Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, will deliver an awareness lecture on eye care, say a release.

Quiz programmes on diabetes and diabetic retinopathy will also be organised on Friday. Schoolchildren from various parts of the city are expected to participate in a walk to spread awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle to control diabetes.

At a briefing held on Wednesday, centre’s chairman V. Mohan highlighted the theme chosen for the World Diabetes Day—‘Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.’

Though standard tests were crucial to evaluate blood sugar levels of diabetic patients, more doctors were recommending the use of diagnostic tools such as the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) to have a better insight into the condition of patients, Dr. Mohan said.

Unlike the standard monitoring of the blood glucose level up to four times a day, the CGMS will provide up to 288 glucose measurements for three days. The device is inserted into the tissue in the abdominal area and is worn by the patient for three days. The electronic monitor will record the data from the sensor in the device. It will provide information on when the glucose levels are changing, thus helping the doctors evaluate and effectively control the blood sugar patterns of patients.