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#BeatDiabetes Awareness Session by Chughtai Lab

An awareness session was organized by Chughtai Lab on World Diabetes Day in which Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr. Yasmin Rashid was invited as Chief Guest while Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. Syed Abbas Raza was a keynote speaker.

This awareness session was organized in reference to our campaign #BeatDiabetes and its sole purpose was to spread awareness and information about Diabetes. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health Punjab stressed on timely diagnosis of diabetes to avoid further medical complications.

She said that Diabetes is not associated with one individual, even the whole family suffers from it. A number of physical disorders are faced by female diabetic patients during their pregnancy. Health Department Punjab will soon initiate health education and awareness program at government schools, she added. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. Abbas Raza said that every fourth person is affected by diabetes in Pakistan.

We have limited diabetes to “Sugar” but it causes many other issues like heart attack and kidney failure. If it (diabetes) is not found in your family history, it doesn’t mean you are out of risk, he clarified. Head of Chughtai Institute of Pathology, Prof. Akhtar Sohail Chughtai says, Diabetes is not just a concern of any single organization, every individual and institution must play its role to combating the disease.

A large number of medical practitioners, pathologists and students participated in the event.