Week-long workshop on diabetes begins

Kathmandu, February 9

A workshop on diabetes started here today with an aim of minimising risks associated with the disease. The workshop was organised by Diabetes Nepal.

In the workshop, participants discussed ways to manage diabetes, consequences, causes, risk factors along with the medication available for the disease. They also talked about the need of Effective Diabetes Education Now model to make the diabetic patients aware of various ways to manage diabetes.

Speakers from the United Kingdom June James and Geri Gray talked about the disease and the food habit to be adopted by diabetic patients. They also talked about treatment available for such patients.

Speakers from India, nutrition experts, dieticians and nurses will be organising several awareness programmes during the week-long workshop.

“There are misconceptions about diet among diabetic patients. People who are taking insulin think that they can eat anything but it’s not true. They too need to maintain a diet plan and as every individual has his/her own individual necessity, one shouldn’t take the food items or restrict themselves comparing to others,” said Dr Jaya Pradhan, an associate professor at the Central Department of Home Science, Padma Kanya Campus.

The workshop will conclude on February 17.