Bhubaneswar, Nov 10: On the eve of the World Diabetes Day, “Goodbye Diabetes” – a two days diabetes awareness campaign – has been arranged by Bhubaneswar Sub-Zone of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at the playground of Boys’ High School, Unit I, Bhubaneswar, on the 14th & 15th of November 2015 from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm and again from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm on both days. There is no entry fee for participation in the function.
In fact, in response to the fast growing number of people suffering from diabetes across the world (India is no exception where nearly 10 lakh people die every year because of diabetes, and which is more pronounced in Urban areas due to the sedentary lifestyle therein), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have started a campaign against diabetes and have been observing the 14th November every year as the World Diabetes Day.
Although Brahma Kumaris is a spiritual organization and widely recognized as messenger of peace promoting core human values, as part of its social responsibility, it has thought it fit to organize a programme to spread awareness amongst people about the causes and risk factors involved in diabetes – the ailment known as a ‘silent killer’ – and the ways and means to control and prevent it from spreading further. Dr. Shrimant Kumar, Consultant Diabetologist and Holistic care Pysician , Global Hospital & Research Centre of Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu, will explain procedures for prevention and control of diabetes through Rajayoga and other inexpensive methods. The emphasis will be given on the importance of healthy living and prevention of diabetes.
HEALTH is not only an important aspect for oneself but also for the well-being of the nation. The last few decades have seen a changing global scenario, particularly in developing countries like India, where non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and cancer have grown to become major killers.
Nearly 10 lakh Indians are dying every year due to diabetes. Nearly 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke). Diabetes is among the leading causes of kidney failure. Every 6 seconds, one diabetes patient dies of diabetes complications. 1 percent of blindness is caused by diabetes. Every 20 seconds a lower limb is amputated due to diabetes.
Diabetes is a life-style disorder. Unless we change our life-style, not only diabetes but other killers such as hypertension, stroke, heart attack or cancer will take their toll in our country.
The International Diabetes Federation has been stressing the importance of “EDUCATION” in their literature for more than five years. There is a need to educate the public on how to prevent diabetes and its complications and live a healthy life. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is: “Healthy Living and Diabetes.”
Rajyogini BK Leena, Director, Bhubaneswar Sub-Zone of Brahma Kumaris has invited the esteemed public to attend the programme focused on spreading awareness about the causes and remedies of diabetes and the need for greater initiatives for prevention and control of diabetes and its complications. She has wished peace and good health to all the mankind.