Rally helps spread awareness about childhood diabetes

The Diabetes Care and Research Foundation (DCRF) organised a special diabetes awareness rally on Tuesday.

Olympic medal winner Gagan Narang, ex-cricketer Chandu Borde and actors Jackie Shroff and Neha Pendse also participated in the rallly and pledged support for spreading awareness about childhood diabetes.

Around 1,500 people participated in the rally, including patients, doctors, members of chemist association, Ruby Hall staff and nurses. Dr Abhay Mutha, founder of DCRF, conducted talk on Childhood Diabetes Awareness at Ganesh Kala Krida Auditorium. The talk was followed by demo by yoga therapist Dr Renu Mehtani.

"Pune has at least 4-5 lakh people suffering from diabetes. In India, diabetes is growing both in urban (14%) and rural (6-7%) areas. The serious fact is rapid increase in prevalence of childhood diabetes from 5-6% to 8-9% in the last few years," said Mutha.

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