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Know your Health Numbers

Individuals with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and, of course, high blood sugar. They are also likely to be overweight/obese. All of these factors increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health complications.

If you have prediabetes or diabetes, it is crucial to carefully monitor blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight as a first step in controlling the disease and improving the quality of your health.

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Smoking and Diabetes is a dangerous combination

If you have diabetes you should aim to keep your blood pressure well controlled. Having high blood pressure is one of several risk factors that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke and some other complications. Treatment includes a change in lifestyle risk factors where these can be improved. Many people with diabetes need to take medication to lower their blood pressure.

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Smoking and Diabetes is a dangerous combination

Smokers have 11 fold increase in risk for Heart Attack or stroke, 3 times more likely to have kidney disease, 3 times more likely to die of CVDSmoking can cause cancer of mouth, throat, lung & bladder. Raises blood sugar level, cuts body’s ability to use insulin, making it harder to control

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Summer tips for people with Diabetes

Summer time, and the living is....well, not so easy. Heat, travel, and other summer-related stressors can take a toll on diabetes control. Do you know why the heat index matters so much? The good news is that with a few relatively simple precautions, you can maintain good blood glucose control and enjoy all that summer has to offer.Summer is a time to enjoy family, friends, and life. It’s also a great time to get active and eat healthy foods, to manage diabetes. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it!

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Insulin Injection Day 2014

Injection technique is critical to the therapeutic success of Insulin in PEOPLE WITH INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES!


Because prevention of long term diabetic complications makes people with diabetes live their fullest life with full quality…

Because good glycemic control can prevent long term diabetic complications

Because regular insulin injections in right doses and right technique can lead to good glycemic control

Because Injections free from injection Pain, Bleeding, Bruising, skin damage, Lipodystrophy and Dosage inaccuracy, influence patient to have regular insulin injections.

Because right insulin Injection technique is the only way to get freedom from all these injection Pains, Bleeding, Bruising, blablablaa…

Let us learn about the right insulin injection technique, right needle length, right insulin delivery devices & their management, right insulin injecting regimen, Rotation, Care & self examination of injection sites, Prevention, detection and management of Injection complications…

You can have pain free insulin injections… you can enjoy good glycemic control… you can prevent long term diabetes (eyes, kidneys, heart, foot) complications… you can extend life to live to the fullest with full quality… YES YOU CAN...

 

So, Injection Technique is critical from the word ‘GO’

 

Dr. M. Suneetha Diabetes & Womens Health Specialist demonstrating right insulin injection techniques and site rotation methods

News Coverage on Insulin Injection Day 2014

News Coverage on Insulin Injection Day 2014

News Coverage on Insulin Injection Day 2014

News Coverage on Insulin Injection Day 2014

Dr. M. Suneetha Diabetes & Womens Health Specialist demonstrating right insulin injection techniques and site rotation methods

 

Diabetes Detection Camps held at Poranki & at Machilipatnam

Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre conducts Several outreach diabetes awareness programmes, detection camps and rallies throughout the year. They include:


•Free diabetes screening and detection checkups for high risk individuals •Free diabetes assessment and control checkups for individuals with diabetes •Free gestational diabetes screening checkups for pregnant women who are at high risk for diabetes •Free diabetes assessment and control checkups for mothers who had GDM earlier


Free diabetes awareness with emphasis on high and low blood sugar symptoms, diet, physical activity, medications including insulin administration and site rotation techniques, IDDM counselling, demonstration of newer diabetes gadgets will be done as a routine in all camps. Here are such events conducted at Poranki, Vijayawada & at Machilipatnam.

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World Heart Day 2013

To mark World Heart Day 2013, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre – Vijayawada, urges you to take action to save the lives of people with diabetes from heart diseases. Making even just a few changes can help to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in people with diabetes: encourage healthy eating and physical activity, and ban tobacco use.

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Diabetes Detection Camp held at Vekanuru - Avanigadda

A Free Diabetes detection and Doctors Consultation camp was organized at Vekanuru village of Avanigadda mandal by Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre – Vijayawada and Lepra / Cairn India under Aarogya disa project on 4th February 2013.

The main aim of this free camp was to create awareness among the people about the disease and how it can be controlled, delayed and avoided.

As more and more people are becoming conscious about their health and fitness there was good response from the people of Avanigadda mandal. Free Blood glucose, urine test along with Hypertension and obesity screening were performed during the camp in which altogether 450 persons attended and ten new cases were detected.

Dr. M. Suneetha, Dr. Shyam Prasad, Dr. Karuna, Dr. Rajasekhar, Dr. Daniel extended their valuable services to the camp attendees.

Dr. M. Suneetha, Diabetes & Women Health Specialist, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada, said that nearly 50 lakh people all over Andhra Pradesh suffer from Diabetes and this number is likely to be doubled by 2030.  Keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible, with regular physical activity and healthy diet is still the main stay in preventing Diabetes and its Complications, she added.

Tahsildar Avanigadda mandal Sri. K. Minor Babu who inaugurated the health camp highlighted the importance of personal hygiene in the maintenance of overall health.

Cairn India regional manager Sri. Pardha Saradhi, Senior Associate Sandhya also addressed the public. Lepra India representatives Radhika and L. Ramana played a key role in the camp success.

Diabetes education materials were supported by Lepra / Cairn India. Refreshment was also made available on the spot to the people.

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Tahsildar Avanigadda Sri. K. Minor Babu addressing the public

Diabetes Screening Camp held at Thukkuluru - Nuzivid

Increase in diabetic population and those living with hypertension in rural areas are always a concern to the medical fraternity and Social Service Organizations.

Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre – Vijayawada in association with Krishna University - M. R. Appa Rao P.G. Center,  Nuzvid (under ‘National Service Project'), conducted a Diabetes awareness & screening camp at Thukkuluru village of Nuzivid mandal on 3rd February 2013.

Around 95 poor people with diabetes got benefited by the camp.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada, while addressing the crowd told that about 10 per cent of the rural adult population (over 30 years age) in the State was diabetic and about 17 per cent of the adult population is suffering from hypertension.

“These figures are just a tip of an iceberg since many of the cases remain undetected,” he said.

 “Those who lead sedentary lifestyle and people who consume alcohol, among a few other traits, are considered to be potential diabetics,” he added.

“Diabetes and hypertension can lead to coronary artery problems, diabetic retinopathy and kidney diseases, among others,” he cautioned.

Tahsildar  Nuzvid Sri K. B. Sita Ram inaugurated the Diabetes Awareness and Screening camp at Thukkuluru village and said that such screening camps for people over 30 years of age vulnerable to diabetes and hypertension should be taken up in broader way while identifying high risk people through the door-to-door health surveys being conducted in the rural areas.

NSS Officer Dr. D. Rama Chandram, NSS Programme Officer Dr. Subba Rao and several Krishna University students were instrumental in the success of this Diabetes awareness & screening camp.

 

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Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC examining the camp attendees

Diabetes Screening Camp held at Vekanuru - Avanigadda

As many as 400 patients were examined and treated during Diabetes awareness & screening camp organised collectively by Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada and D&D Youth in Vekanuru village of Avanigadda mandal. 

Sri. Brahmaji Kanakamedala, Manager - Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada, said camp was organised for detection of Diabetes Mellitus. Tests such as Blood Sugar Test, Blood Pressure, BMI (Weight and height related test indicative of obesity or fitness) and Neuropathy were held. More than 130 poor diabetes patients on regular follow-up got benefited. Besides, eight new cases of diabetes were detected. 

Dr. M. Suneetha, Diabetes & Women Health Specialist, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada, said timely detection of Diabetes, Hypertension and coronary vessel insufficiency was the most effective method to avoid life threatening complications. “Early Detection and Early Correction” is the only solution to the vexed problem of Diabetes and Hypertension”, She said, adding this was significant as more than 12% rural population was suffering from diabetes and 10-15% population was suffering from Hypertension. 

Sri. Punnam Raju Chairman Sunflower Group who inaugurated the health camp pointed out that large scale screening camps in rural areas were welcome as early detection of diabetes and hypertension could reduce the health complications arising out of it. 

Team of doctors comprised of Dr M. Suneetha, Dr Y. Vivekananda, Dr T. Srinivasa Rao, Dr P. Papa Rao.

 

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Sri. Punnam Raju Chairman Sunflower Group inaugurating the health camp

World Diabetes Day 2012

To mark the world diabetes day 2012, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre has conducted:• Free diabetes screening and detection checkups for high risk individuals, • Free diabetes assessment and control checkups for individuals with diabetes, • Free gestational diabetes screening checkups for pregnant women who are at high risk for diabetes, • Free diabetes assessment and control checkups for mothers who had GDM earlier, • Several outreach diabetes awareness programmes and rallies, • Free diabetes awareness classes every day 9am to 10am with emphasis on high and low blood sugar symptoms, diet, physical activity, medications including insulin administration and site rotation techniques, IDDM counseling, demonstration of newer diabetes gadgets. These events were conducted free and were open to the public with prior appointments.

 

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SCREENING TESTS

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Pre event media release

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SCREENING TESTS

DSDSC) HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SCREENING TESTS

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC RETINOPATHY SCREENING TESTS

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SCREENING TESTS

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND DIABETIC RETINOPATHY SCREENING TESTS

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Pre event media release

DSDSC HOSTED FREE BLOOD SUGARS AND GYNECOLOGY CAMP

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Pre event media release

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Press coverage for world diabetes day 2012

Diabetes Screening Camp held for Indoor stadium walkers -Gudivada

Team DSDSC Organized a Diabetes Awareness and screening Camp on 14th October, 2012 at Indore Stadium, Gudivada in association with Gudivada walkers association. Free diabetes screening tests, which included height, weight, waist measurments, body mass index, blood pressure recording, random blood sugar testing, diet and medical advice was held. Books and pamphlets on Diabetes management were distributed. More than 200 patients were benefited with this camp.

Walker’s International vice-president Sri. B. Tirupataiah took part in the power point presentation on ‘Preventing Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Disorders’ by Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC. Gudivada walkers association President Sri. G. Ramana, Secretary Sri. M. Rambabu and Treasurer Sri. K. Srinivas spoke on the occasion and thanked Dr. M. Srikanth for organising the camp.

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News Coverage on Diabetes awareness and screening camp at Indoor Stadium Gudivada

DSDSC - World Heart Day 2012

Students of Vijaya Public School Challapalli, Celebrated World Heart day with Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist Dr Srikanths Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada. An interactive multimedia presentation followed by Quiz  on prevention of heart diseases was organized to the school children. Students of  Vijaya Public School Challapalli made hearts from their hands to acknowledge World Heart Day 2012.

 

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News article on World Heart Day 2012

Clinical Research to Practice - YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist @ Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre - Vijayawada chaired Scientific sessions at Clinical Research to Practice - YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference, which was held at Vijayawada on 28-29th July 2012.

  1. Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC and Dr. K. Srikanth, Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist, Endocrine Hospital - Guntur, Chaired a scientific session on “GLP-1 & HEART – WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE” by Dr. Ganapathi. Heart friendliness of GLP-1 analogues, not only by reducing the HbA1c, weight, waist circumference, lipids, Systolic & diastolic numbers, but also by an independent manner were highlighted during the session.

  1. Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC and Dr. K. Sri Lakshmi, Chief Anaesthetist, Nagarjuna Hospital - Kanuruu, Chaired a scientific session on “IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES – IN ICU’S MEDICAL AND SURGICAL WARDS” by Dr. Vageesh Ayyar. Hyperglycemia management protocols for ICUs / hospital wards and role of infections and emergency drugs in dysglycemia were highlighted during the session.

  1. Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC and Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra, Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist, Endocare Hospital - Vijayawada, Chaired a scientific session on “INCRETINS AND CV PROTECTION” by Dr. R. Santosh. With incretin based therapies gaining momentum in Diabetes management, their benefits in reducing the HbA1c, weight, lipids, blood pressure for better Cardio vascular outcomes were highlighted during the session.

News coverage on Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference.

News coverage on Clinical Research to Practice YDRF Diabetes 2012 Conference.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. K. Srikanth and Dr. Ganapathi.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Chief Anaesthetist NH Dr. K. Sri Lakshmi and Dr. Vageesh Ayyar.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra and Dr. R. Santosh.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. K. Srikanth and Dr. Ganapathi.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Chief Anaesthetist NH Dr. K. Sri Lakshmi and Dr. Vageesh Ayyar.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra and Dr. R. Santosh.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra and Dr. R. Santosh.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist Dr. T. Sateesh Chandra and Dr. R. Santosh.

Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, DSDSC with Chief Anaesthetist NH Dr. K. Sri Lakshmi and Dr. Vageesh Ayyar.

DSDSC Girls Day Celebrations 2012

“Does chocolate cause pimples?”
“What do I do if the kids at school make fun of me?”
“My friend eats fast food and junk food all the time, but she looks great. Does someone like her need to eat healthy?”

Every young woman has questions like these. Having questions is a sign that girls are growing up. It shows that they want to take care of themselves.

Girls at GDET Municipal Corporation school, Patamata participated actively in a programme conducted jointly by VMC and Rotary Club Krishnaveni on the eve of National Girls Day celebrations on 12-07-2012.

Dr. M. Suneetha
Diabetes & Women Health Specialist, Dr. Srikanths Diabetes Specialities Centre, who presided over the function, gave honest and straight answers to many such questions and educated girls with helpful information like, Taking care of their reproductive health, Hair and skin care, Sleep, Exercise, Eating well, stress management, Self-esteem, Body image, Healthy relationships, Peer pressure and how to say No, Staying safe, planning the future, Discovering the interests and talents and Thinking about their career.

“It’s a day to celebrate what makes every girl unique; an opportunity for each girl to realize “She Can Do Anything!” said Dr Chilakapati Ramchand Secretary Rotary Club Krishnaveni.

Sri Ashok Sethi President Rotary Club Krishnaveni said “Together, we should empower girls to think big, embrace their unique talents, love themselves and accept one another”.

About 120 girl students, teachers and office staff participated in the interactive sessions, activities and fun quizzes.

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News Coverage on National Girls Day celebrations at GDET Muncipal Corporation school, Patamata, Vijayawada

Diabetes Screening Camp held for Vijayawada IGM Stadium Walkers

Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes, says Diabetes & Women Health Specialist, - Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre, Dr. M. Suneetha.

Addressing the Vijayawada IGM Stadium walkers – Dr Suneetha added that, walking helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and improves overall quality of life. It is also an activity that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.

Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Vijayawada Walkers Association jointly conducted a diabetes screening camp at Indira Gandhi Muncipal Stadium – Vijayawada on 24th June 2012. Dr. L. Subba Rao President Indian Medical Association - Vijayawada, who presided over the event enumerated the benefits of regular walking like Improved glucose control, Better cardiovascular fitness and Weight control.

Sri. B. Sanjeeva Rao, Organizing Secretary, Vijayawada walkers Association said that 200 people, including 100 known diabetics and 12 new diabetics, visited the camp for a free check up apart from free medical advice.

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Dr. M. Suneetha Diabetes & Women Health Specialist, DSDSC addressing Vijayawada IGM Stadium walkers.

Diabetes and Smoking - Another Reason to Quit

As if there are not enough reasons to quit smoking, breaking the habit is even more important if you have diabetes or want to avoid getting it. If you smoke and think you are otherwise in good health, think again. Smoking 16 to 25 cigarettes a day increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes to three times that of a non-smoker. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chances are of developing diabetes. While smoking can increase your chances of getting diabetes, it can also make managing diabetes more difficult for those who already have it. Other complications of smoking on diabetes include retinopathy (eye disease), heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems, and many others. A person with some or all of the risk factors might never develop diabetes, but your chances increase as more risk factors are present. Certain risk factors like age, family history, and ethnicity cannot be altered, but a change in lifestyle that includes eating a modified diet, increasing physical activity, and quitting smoking might help reduce the risk.

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Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing "Smoking & Diabetes" camp attendees.

DSDSC Celebrates World Health Day in 2012

The topic of World Health Day in 2012 is Ageing and health with the theme "Good health adds life to years". Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre organized a seminar for senoir citizens to focus on how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor – no matter where we live.

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Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing the Senior Citizens on World Health Day 2012

Cycling for Obesity and Diabetes Prevention - World Diabetes and anti Obesity month-2011

Dr. Srikanth’s Diabetes Specialities Centre [DSDSC] celebrated the World Diabetes and anti Obesity month on Monday the 28th November, 2011 by holding a bicycle rally in the City.

The Cycling for Obesity and Diabetes Prevention’ rally was organized by DSDSC in association with the Active Bicyclers Association. The rally was flagged off from Municipal Commissioners bungalow on the Mahatma Gandhi road by the NCC Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel V. Ravi Kumar. The participants pedaled up to Karnati Ramohan Rao School via Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Sikhamani Centre, Moghalrajapuram, Sunnambhatila centre, Ramesh Cardiology Centre, Veterinary Colony, NTR Colony, Bharati Nagar, Gurunanak Nagar, and Siddhartha College.

DSDSC in charge and rally organizer Mr. Brahmaji Kanakamedala stated that the objective behind holding the bicycle rally was the need of the hour. Such activities promote fitness among people to fight diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, and decrease traffic congestion on the roads. As many as 40 students from the Karnati Ramohan Rao Muncipal Corporation School took part in the cycle rally and road show, conducted as part of the campaign to create awareness on Obesity and Diabetes.

NCC Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel V. Ravi Kumar said that "Cycling is a ride for any individual or team who wants to enjoy a great day of cycling and, at the same time, help stop this deadly disease. I know how important it is to stay healthy and cycling is one way to do that. What better way to spend a day than cycling with your friends, “he said.

"Around 12-14 per cent of the population in the city is suffering from diabetes said Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC and added that modification in lifestyle was the best way to fight it. Cycling 7 km a day and a healthy diet would keep diseases away. A yearly check-up to detect blood sugar and cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight is important, "That was why we decided to focus on creating awareness among the public about this", he said.

Students from the Karnati Ramohan Rao Muncipal Corporation School taking part in the cycle rally and road show

NCC Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel V. Ravi Kumar flagged off the ‘Cycling for Obesity and Diabetes Prevention’ rally

News Coverage on ‘Cycling for Obesity and Diabetes Prevention’ rally

Students from the Karnati Ramohan Rao Muncipal Corporation School taking part in the cycle rally and road show

NCC Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel V. Ravi Kumar flagged off the ‘Cycling for Obesity and Diabetes Prevention’ rally

Students from the Karnati Ramohan Rao Muncipal Corporation School taking part in the cycle rally and road show

Dr. M. Srikanth and Dr. M. Suneetha releases VLCC Osteoporosis book on World Anti Obesity Day

Dr. M. Srikanth together with Dr. M. Suneetha today released a VLCC Osteoporosis book on world anti obesity day. Speaking on the occasion Dr Srikanth said, there is a virtual epidemic of obesity sweeping the globe and in the context of India, what is most worrisome is a very high prevalence of central or abdominal obesity which has been found to be over 60 per cent in both men and women in Andhrapradesh. Dr. M. Suneetha said that abdominal obesity is an independent risk factor for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Even if a person is not apparently obese in general, the abdominal obesity in itself acts as a major risk factor, she added. Dr. Srikanth and Dr Suneetha appreciated the relentless efforts of VLCC in bringing public awareness about obesity and managing it effectively.

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News Coverage on Anti Obesity Day 2011

Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps to mark World Diabetes day-2011

To bring the spotlight on the magnitude of the problem of diabetes that afflicts nearly four crore people across the country, Dr. Srikanth’s Diabetes Specialities Centre in association with regional Lions Clubs is organizing a month long “Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps” in selected mandals of Krishna district beginning Tuesday the 1st of November 2011.

Centre in charge Mr. D.V.S. Prasad said that participants detected with diabetes at the camps would be provided free consultation, diabetes education, diet and exercise counseling. A comprehensive annual master health checkup will be provided at 50% the actual price to all the deserving camp attendees.

Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC said the economic cost of the disease is very high and it is essential that more funds are spent on tackling it. Since diabetics are also two to four times more prone to blindness, cardiovascular disease, renal failure, vascular and neurological complications, he said it should be noted with concern that in 2011 the disease is estimated to kill nearly 4 million people and so it is essential that steps are initiated to create greater public awareness. He appreciated the Lions Clubs & DSDSC initiative in this regard.

Dr. M. Suneetha Diabetes & Women Health Specialist has said that diabetes management is not just about lowering the blood sugar level but also about how to keep future heart attack, kidney failure, paralysis and blindness at bay.

Dietician & Diabetes Educator A. Swetha stressed the need to modify lifestyles to prevent diabetes. “Simple Indian food is the need of the hour. Parents also have responsibility to see that their children don’t overeat, exercise properly and avoid junk food.”

“One should eat traditional food items like jawar, bajra, bananas and dry fruits like cashewnuts, raisins and almonds so that the insulin level gets decreased. People can even munch chana. However, Western fast food is affecting the health of not only urbanites for also rural folks who are eating chips and burgers.” She added.

Senior Surgeon Dr. B. V. Appa Rao inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at Pamarru.

 

Katuru village residents being tested at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp by the DSDSC team.

 

News Coverage on World Diabetes Day 2011

Thotlavalluru ex Surpanch Sri. B. Sugunakar Rao being tested at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp by the DSDSC team.

Pamidimukkala Lions Club President Smt. Gadde Tara Leela inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp.

 

News Coverage of Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps - Thotlavalluru.

Pamidimukkala Lions Club Secretary & Ex MPP Sri. Moturi Venkata Subbaiah inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at Krishnapuram

China Ogirala Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp being organized by the DSDSC team.

Vuyyuru Lions Club President Sri. Nukala Venkata Sambasiva Rao being tested at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp by the DSDSC team.

Veerankilock Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp being inaugurated by the Pamidimukkala Lions Club President Smt. Gadde Tara Leela.

Pamidimukkala Lions Club Secretary & Ex MPP Sri. Moturi Venkata Subbaiah inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at choragudi vi

Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing Vuyyuru Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp attendees.

News Coverage of Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at Vuyyuru.

Pamidimukkala Lions Club Secretary & Ex MPP Sri. Moturi Venkata Subbaiah inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at Krishnapuram

Mr. Srinivas and team DSDSC at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp - pamidimukkala

Vuyyuru Lions Club President Sri. Nukala Venkata Sambasiva Rao being tested at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp by the DSDSC team.

News Coverage of Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps - Pasamarru & Undrapudi.

News Coverage of Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps - Pasamarru & Jujjuvaram.

 

News Coverage of Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camps.

Senior Surgeon Dr. B. V. Appa Rao inaugurating the Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp at Pamarru.

Yakamuru village residents being tested at Serial Diabetes awareness and detection camp by the DSDSC team.

Free Diabetes Health Camp at Bantumilli

Dr. Srikanth’s Diabetes Specialities Centre in association with Bantumilli Kanthi Kendra Seva Trust organised a free diabetes detection camp, at Kanthi Kendra Seva Trust premisis in Bantumilli on 23-10-2011.

Sri. J. Vasudeva Rao, Trust member said that 150 people, including 100 known diabetics and 10 new diabetics, visited the camp for a free check up and medical advice apart from free medicines.

“Few people had pre-diabetic status i.e. blood sugar levels between 130-145 mg%. They were advised to go for corrective diet plan and life-style modifications, though no medicines were prescribed to them, and they could be fine for many years without medicines, if they go for regular blood sugar check-up,” said Dr M. Srikanth.

DSDSC team advised the people to consume washed and clean salads, leafy and fresh vegetables, pulses (non-crushed, non-washed, sabut (whole) dals), whole grain atta, low- cream milk. They were also advised to fight insulin resistance by adopting good life-style. “Regular walk, yoga and holistic approach tune up the body and it is seen that people may not need any anti-diabetes medicine for period up to 5 to 6 years. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are very helpful in controlling insulin resistance, and in preventing long term complications of diabetes,” said Dr M. Srikanth.

Sri. S. Harnath Babu, P. Anjaneyulu, Tata Rao, U. Ram Pandu, S. Mallikarjuna Rao, K. Srinivasa Rao, K. Venkat Rao, Dr. Anjaneyulu, A. Ramana, U. Murali also participated in the Camp.

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Dr. M. Srikanth being honoured by Kanthi Kendra Seva Trust members

Dr. Suneetha’s Women’s Health Exclusive launched - Exclusively for Women with Diabetes

Dr. Suneetha’s Women’s Health Exclusive [DSWHE], a special wing exclusively for women with diabetes was inaugurated in the premises of DSDSC on 20-March-2011. This facility was launched to support women with diabetes.

The woman's body is wonderfully complex and delicate. However, multiple roles as the mother, daughter, wife, homemaker, wage earner can be physically and mentally quite taxing. As a woman with Diabetes, she might share some common health risks with men counterparts, such as heart disease, but because of their special reproductive role, they are also at risk of some distinctly female disorders.

DSWHE aims to support, educate and advice women with Diabetes on gynecological problems, Breast Problems, Pre Menstrual syndrome, Irregular periods, Heavy periods, No periods, Painful periods, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Infertility, Miscarriage, Pregnancy Care, Birth Control, Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Prolapse, Hysterectomy, Cystitis, Thrush, Vaginal Infections, Hair loss and Weight Control apart from Diabetes and medical care.

DSWHE is headed by an eminent Diabetes & Women Health Specialist Dr. M. Suneetha who is an Ex Consultant at Apollo Hospitals Chennai & Chittoor and also coordinator for Apollo Cancer Screening Program. With a focus on diagnosis and prevention, the centre will help women with diabetes achieve better health and wellness.

Smt. M. Lakshmi Kumari M/L Dr. M. Suneetha inaugurating DSWHE for women with Diabetes.

Guests of the Day

Guests of the Day

Dr. M. Suneetha DGO, PGDHSc 'DIABETOLOGY', FCGP.

Free Diabetes Screening Camp held for Gudivada Walkers

One of the DSDSC approaches was to focus on diabetes by screening people. On 24th of April 2011, a diabetes screening camp was arranged by Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre in association with AP NGO’s Association and Walkers Club Gudivada in the NTR Stadium. Sri Lanka Dasari Prasada Rao, Muncipal Chairman Gudivada who presided over the Screening and Awareness camp said that Diabetes can be prevented with the help of recent advancements in modern medicine and with a little life style modification.

An estimate of 125 people was screened by the team DSDSC. “At this camp”; Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC says” people were given a consultation, in some cases resulting in a diagnosis of either diabetes or a diabetes complication such as neuropathy. For known diabetics it is an opportunity to see the complete Diabetes Health Care Team they need, related to their diabetes in one day. 20 new cases of diabetes were discovered during the day. Persons needing further treatment were referred, preventing undiscovered diabetes or complications to develop further.

Also in attendance that day was APNGO’s Gudivada President Sri.M. Kamalakarnath, Walkers Dist. Governer Sri Ponnuru Rama Krishna, Gudivada Walkers President Sri. D. Govindarajulu, who all participated in the meet and subsequent diabetes testing.

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Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC addressing Gudivada Walkers

DSDSC forms human blue circle for World Diabetes day-2010

DSDSC formed its first human blue circle this year as a demonstration of support for people around the world with diabetes. The blue circle is the official logo of World Diabetes Day and is often duplicated in "human form" as a demonstrable act of support for WDD's effort to increase diabetes advocacy and awareness. DSDSC is proud to have partnered with Sidhartha Mahila Kalasala and Roots Health Foundation - Vijayawada to conduct this activity. Nearly 200 girl students from Sidhartha Mahila Kalasala formed the blue circle.

"This initiative underscores DSDSC commitment to advocacy, awareness and education when it comes to diabetes," said Dr. M. Srikanth, Diabetologist, Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre. "We're thankful to have such wonderful partners in the diabetes community and hope that our Human Blue Circle encourages others to get involved and make a difference in their communities."

Human Blue Circle News Coverage

Human Blue Circle News Coverage

Human Blue Circle Photos covered in News Papers

Human Blue Circle Photos covered in News Papers

Hon. M.L.A. (Vijayawada Central) Sri. Malladi Vishnu inaugurated the event

Human Blue Circle Ariel View-1

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Dr. Srikanth addressing media on World Diabetes Day - 2010

Diabetes  Awareness Walk and Free Screening Camp held at Kanuru village

Approximately 375 students and adults of Kanuru village attended the DSDSC Diabetes Awareness Walk and Free Screening Camp on 14th November 2010 – joining chief guest Dr.Kodali Jagan Mohan Rao FRCP, (Edin) Gastroenterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals-Vijayawada.

Spearheaded by Chairman Anne Rama Tulasi Trust Sri Anne Siva Nageswara Rao and Chairman Roots Health Foundation Dr. Vijaya Bhaskar the event featured a 3.5 kilometer walk in the Kanuru Village, in addition to free blood sugar screening and Diabetes consultations rendered by team DSDSC.

According to Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC there are approximately 385 million diabetics worldwide, with two people dying every minute from the deadly pandemic. He urged participants to avoid being part of this group by walking at least 3.5 kilometers per day in order to increase levels of physical fitness – and thus decreasing the chances of being stricken by Type 2 diabetes, of which a staggering 80% is preventable. Addressing the participants Dr.Kodali Jagan Mohan Rao FRCP, (Edin) Gastroenterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals said that walking and participating in sports provides vital exercise to fight this and other deadly diseases.

Kanuru Surpanch Smt. Anne Sujatha, Convener Roots Health Foundation Sri. Amit and Teaching Staff ZPHSchool – kanuru also participated in the awareness walk and diabetes testing. One of the purposes of the Walk and Free Screening Camp was to raise the Diabetes awareness among the lay public. DSDSC supports all measures that increase awareness and knowledge within the health care system and in the general population.

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Dr.K. Jagan Mohan Rao Gastro enterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals giving health tips to the Diabetes patients

Diabetes Detection & Awareness Camp organized for APIIC Colony Residents

A free diabetes detection and awareness camp was organized for the APIIC Colony residents by Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Roots Health Foundation - Vijayawada in association with State Bank of India Governerpet in the APIIC Kalyanamandapam on Saturday the 24th July 2010.

Over 100 residents were screened during the camp, which was inaugurated by the Hon. MLA Vijayawada East Sri. Yalamanchili Ravi.

A power point presentation was made by Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC explaining the magnitude of diabetes, types & symptoms, complications and management options. Sri B.R.Prasad Asst. General Manager State Bank of India Governerpet and Sri P. Sambasiva Rao President APIIC Colony, presided over the inaugural.

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Hon. MLA Vijayawada East Sri. Yalamanchili Ravi addressing the residents of APIIC Colony

Educational session on Diabetes Care and Management conducted for all the Thotlavalluru mandal RMPs & paramedical personnel

One of the objectives of the DSDSC is to create awareness in the community about diabetes. Various awareness creation activities were conducted in pursuit of this goal. These activities included press meetings, articles in the local newspapers, exhibitions, diabetes awareness and screening camps, TV and Radio broadcasts, and the displaying of poster and stickers.

DSDSC takes equal initiative in educating RMPs & paramedical personnel in the rural areas as they are the front line health workers at the grass-root level, have many opportunities to interact with community members for diabetes & general health education and to provide diabetes and allied health services. If the RMPs & paramedical personnel have scientific knowledge, favorable attitude and know about common practices and advancements in diabetes, they can effectively create diabetes awareness and provide diabetes services to the people.

So Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre in association with the Lions Club of Thotlavalluru conducted an educational session on Diabetes Care and Management for all the Thotlavalluru mandal RMPs & paramedical personnel in the Mandal Parishad Office on Saturday the 22nd February 2010.

Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC gave orientation about the magnitude of diabetes, types and symptoms, the parts of the body affected, management options and the availability of diabetes services in the surrounding locations to all of the RMPs & paramedical personnel such as village health nurses, health inspectors, pharmacists, lab technicians ophthalmic assistants, multipurpose health workers, staff nurses etc. Relevant educational material was supplied to all the participants who attended the educational session. Substantial improvement in the knowledge of RMPs & paramedical personnel was observed by the end of the session.

Lions Club Zonal Chairman and Educationalist Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao, Lions Club of Thotlavalluru president Sri V. V. Guru Murthy witnessed the educational session and cheered all the RMPs & paramedical personnel for their active participation.

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Dr. M. Srikanth Diabetologist, DSDSC educating RMPs & paramedical personnel

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - World Diabetes day-2009

The prevention of diabetes mellitus is possible, with the modification of lifestyle, one such aspect is that of physical activity and exercise. All levels of exercise, including leisure activities, recreational sports and competitive professional performance, can prevent Diabetes in high risk people.

For some people, a weekly aerobics class will suffice, but for others a more extreme activity is required, hence the increase in the number of people at risk for diabetes, participating in sports such as trekking, diving and marathon running.

Situated strategically on the old Machilipatnam-Golconda trade route, Kondapalli hill range, about 24 kilometers (15 mi) in length, extending between Nandigama and Vijayawada. From the Kondapalli village, the renowned Kondapalli fort precincts are approached through a 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) trekking through forests.

On World Diabetes Day 2009, a group of 25 persons who either have family history of diabetes, and/or overweight with sedentary life style, took on the challenge of reaching the Kondapalli fort by trekking in order to raise awareness in the common public.  Senior Journalist Sri. Raghavachari flagged off the trekking expedition. Trekking brings people nearer to the nature and increases ones self confidence, said Sr. Journalist Sri. Raghavachari. Youth Hostels Association represented by Mr. Ramdas and Mr. Ratnaprasad explained the psychological and physical benefits of trekking. DSDSC is privileged to partner with Youth Hostels Association of India-Vijayawada Unit to conduct this activity.

The day consisted of walking through a dense forest area (which abounds in a type of lightwood known as 'ponuku' (Gyrocapus jacquini), which is used exclusively for the manufacture of the famous Kondpalli toys), which at times resembled a mud path due to the high rainfall. The trekkers had fruits, fluids, Snacks and mini lunch on the top of the hill. Individual and group photographs were taken, at all catchy locations.

The experience of Kondapalli hill trekking has been an invaluable experience. Not only had every one made a number of great friends but they also got motivated for primary prevention of Diabetes.

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage

Flag off by Sr. Journalist Sri Raghavachari

Sr. Journalist Sri Raghavachari adressing Trekkers

Dr. M. Srikanth & Sri Raghavachari with trekkers

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