The World diabetes Day will be observed Saturday in the country as elsewhere in the world in a befitting manner to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes awareness.
The theme for the Day of this year is ‘Act today to change tomorrow’, highlighting the importance of healthy eating as a key factor in the prevention and management of type-2 diabetes.
According to a data of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), there were 5.9 million cases of diabetes in Bangladesh in 2014. As per IDF, diabetes prevalence in Bangladesh would reach 12 Million by 2035 posing a big challenge to the health system.
Diabetics Association of Bangladesh organized different programmes to mark the Day. The programme will begin with three separate rallies at city,s Shahbag, Mirpur circle 10 and circle one areas in the morning, reports BSS.
A discussion will be organised at BIRDEM auditorium at 12 noon. A free diabetic diagnosis camp will also be organised from 8 am to 11 am at the national Museum, National Press Club, Rabindra Sarobar areas in the city.
Vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dr Kamrul Hasan will lead a rally on the University campus.