Out of 453 screened, 126 persons detected as diabetes and 89 persons at borderline
KARIMNAGAR, NOVEMBER 14, 2023: The Association of Physicians of India (API) Karimnagar Chapter has conducted free blood sugar tests at the RTC bus station for the benefit of RTC employees and commuters in Karimnagar town on Tuesday to celebrate the World Diabetes Day.
Out of a total of 453 persons screened, it was found that 126 new diabetes patients were detected and 89 persons were on the borderline and 238 persons were normal persons without any symptoms of diabetes.
API Karimnagar chapter chairman Dr M Vijay Mohan Reddy, Secretary Dr R Venkateshwarlu, Finance Secretary P Chaitanya Reddy, senior physician Dr D Raghu Raman, RTC senior medical officer Dr M Manjula along with their paramedical staff conducted diabetes detection camp at RTC one and two depots, RTC regional office and also bus station complex. On this occasion, the doctors said that diabetes type-2 would increase with the habit of smoking cigarettes and beedies. If a person continues smoking even after detection of diabetes, he would suffer from brain stroke or heart attack, they warned and informed the people to desist from smoking and adopt good living lifestyle such as walking exercise etc.
They also advised the people to monitor their blood sugar levels and BP every three months and follow the medication strictly. Deputy regional manager (operations) S Bhupathi Reddy, DRM (mechanical) K Satyanarayana, Karimnagar two depot manager V Mallaiah, Personnel officer M Chandraiah, Assistant Traffic Manager P Rajani Krishna, RTC zonal hospital staff and others were also present.