Health experts and medical practitioners at a seminar in Rajshahi observed that maintaining discipline, taking prescribed diets and medicines with regular physical exercise are very important for the patients suffering from diabetes.
They also unanimously mentioned that creating mass-awareness can be the vital means of reducing the number of diabetic patients.
Terming diabetes as a silent killer and one of the major social burdens, they suggested creating adequate public awareness about the disease and getting rid of it in leading a normal life.
They came up with the observation while addressing a peoples-oriented seminar on controlling diabetes at Rajshahi Medical College (RMC) auditorium in Rajshahi city on Saturday.
Rajshahi Diabetic Welfare Society organised the seminar marking its 30th founding anniversary and World Diabetic Day - 2018.
President of Bangladesh Diabetic Welfare Society Professor Dr AK Azad Khan, Head of Department of Endocrinology of Dhaka Central Medical College Prof Dr Layek Ahmed Khan and Head of Department of Endocrinology in Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) Prof Dr Imtiaj Mahbub spoke on the occasion.
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the seminar as chief guest with president of Rajshahi Diabetic Welfare Society Dr FMA Zahid in the chair.
RMC Principal Prof Dr Nawshad Ali and chief medical officer of Rajshahi University Dr Tabibur Rahman Sheikh also spoke.
Prof Dr Layek Ahmed Khan suggested building healthy food habit and motivating people, particularly the young generation, to prevent diabetes.
“People should follow a healthy and balanced food habit especially from early childhood to prevent the silent killer diabetes,” Prof Khan said.
He requested the educational institutions and parents to be careful so that the new generation can grow up with healthy food habit.
Prof Dr Imtiaj Mahbub stressed the need for creating awareness to prevent diabetes and called upon all public and private entities concerned including civil society and media to come forward in this regard.
He elaborately discussed the present national and global scenario of the disease and forwarded various suggestions and way-outs for the diabetes patients to lead more disciplined, normal and longer life, BSS reports.
“Most of the common people are still not adequately aware of the risks of the silent killer disease which gradually destroys the immune system of human body,” he said.
Living a healthy and normal life is possible by controlling this disease, he added. Prof Mahbub said about 80 per cent people are not aware of the risks of the silent killer disease diabetes.
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