DIABETES SCREENING PROGRAM
Community Outreach Program, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2018, themed “Diabetes and family”, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy organized a Diabetes Screening Program in Collaboration with Kshema Hospital in Kodathi Village as part of its Community service. Volunteers conducted a house to house Diabetes screening service for the public of Kodathi village.
The programme started at 7:30am and continued till 1:00pm. The GRBS and FBS of interested population was checked and documented in a profile form including their demographic details, past medical history, family history and last meal time. Diabetes information leaflets were distributed to public. Newly diagnosed and pre-diabetic patients were counselled on diet and life style modifications.
A total of 130 people were screened, out of which 26 were screened as diabetic based on elevated blood glucose levels. Among the 26 diabetics, 17 were known case and 9 were newly detected.
Volunteers counselled this population and convinced them to have a proper blood glucose test done both fasting and post-prandial blood sugar at least once in every 2 to 3 months.
The awareness programme have added value to all the participants and has motivated them to move forward in future to benefit larger population.