Doctors recommend women walk, exercise, healthy diet to avoid diabetes

MULTAN: Experts have advised women to walk daily, join a gym for exercise and take healthy and balanced diet to avoid diseases specially diabetes.

Speaking at a seminar held in connection with World Diabetes Day at Hayat Zafar Auditorium here on Tuesday, they dispelled the impression that  household chores was a daily exercise for women.

Addressing the participants,  Prof of Medicine at NMU Dr Salma Tanvir said that currently out of 422 million world diabetic population over 199 million women were suffering from diabetes while this total was projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.

She said that gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes a pregnant woman suffers from, needs a lot a attention of authorities concerned. She said that lives of both mothers and their babies which were yet to born was at risk owing to this type of diabetes.

A pregnant woman is given glucose to drink for diagnosis of the disease, Dr Salma said and added that gynecologists should take special care of woman with gestational diabetes and should refer them to specialist doctors. Out of 4 pregnant women, one is suffering from gestational diabetes, she stated.

Head of Ophthalmology Department NMU, Dr Rashid Qamar Rao urged the need to establish a liaison between, physicians, gynecologists, ophthalmologists and other doctors related to diabetes treatment for betterment of patients.

He said that diabetics should get their eyes examined at least once in a year to avoid any complication regarding sight.He stated that Diabetes was one of the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Dr Mehnaz Khakwani, Dr Abdul Qadir Khan and other also spoke.

A large number of doctors, medical students and pharmaceutical companies representatives attended the seminar.

Meanwhile, a seminar was also held at Women University wherein Dr Bilal Afzal shed light on symptoms, preventive measures and treatment of diabetes specially in women.

Diabetes awareness walk held

BAHAWALPUR, Nov 14 (APP):An awareness walk was held in Rahimyar Khan to highlight the importance of preventive measures and treatment against diabetes.

According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, the walk led by Principal, Sheikh Zaid Medical College (SZMC) Rahimyar Khan and Prof Dr Mubarak Ali Chaudhary was taken out from SZMC and ended at the college premises.

Focal Person, SZMC, Pharmacist, Ilyas Ahmed, MS, Sheikh Zaid Hospital, Dr Ghulam Rabbani, Dr Abdul Razzaq, other doctors, paramedical staff, medical students and a large number of people participated in the walk.

Addressing the walk, the speakers said people should adopt preventive measures including daily walk, exercise and balanced diet to save them from the fatal disease of diabetes.

They said diabetes had been causing kidney failure and heart diseases besides damaging eye sight so they suggested the people to avoid taking fast and junk food.