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Medical camp organised for the benefit of police personnel

The World Diabetes Day was observed here on Tuesday.

A medical camp was organised by Empower Diabetes Prevention Centre in association with World Diabetics Foundation on the premises of District Police Office.

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Superintendent of Police P. Mahendran inaugurated the programme. Director of the centre A. Sankar said diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death for women globally causing 2.1 million deaths every year. Two out of every five women with diabetes were in reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women globally.

Women with diabetes had more difficulty conceiving and it could lead to poor pregnancy outcome.

A team of doctors screened many police personnel. The blood sugar level, blood pressure and body mass index were tested. Besides, symptoms causing diabetes, need for consuming healthy and nutritious diet, maintaining diet control, diet chart, methods to prevent diabetes and to lead a healthy lifestyle with physical exercise were displayed in charts.

R. Arul Prakash, a diabetologist, spoke about ill effects of diabetes and necessary steps to prevent diabetes. Additional Superintendent of Police D. Kandasamy and Additional Superintendent of Police R.. Rajaram were present.

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