To mark ‘World Diabetes Day’, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan hosted an informative as well as curative event on diabetes awareness, prevention and management at Bidhipur, Jalandhar in Punjab on 14th November 2017. A huge gathering of 450 people of different age groups from the local populace as well as the adjacent villages were benefitted from this camp. The event comprised of free screening of diabetes, free ayurvedic consultation for Diabetics, blood sugar estimation, medications for diagnosed diabetics and awareness lectures.
On this occasion, DJJS preacher Sadhvi Urmila Bharti educated the present gathering that “Diabetes mellitus is a condition wherein either the body is unable to produce enough insulin or is not able to use the insulin properly. With a sharp increase in the number of diabetics, around 387 million people are suffering from this ailment around the world. As reported by the International Diabetes Federation, by 2035 this figure will grow up to 600 million. India will have the maximum number of Diabetes patients in 2025. She said that Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year. It becomes very important for a woman to take care of herself to prevent this disease as it is being passed from pregnant mother to new born babies and can easily be inherited by generations to come”.
Talking about diabetes awareness, prevention and management Ayurvedacharya Dr. Sandeep Bhoj advocated that Diet plays a crucial role in diabetes prevention as well as management. The effectiveness and the significance of natural ingredients cannot be overlooked in treating and managing diabetes. While referring the relevance of Ayurveda and Yoga in treating Diabetes, he explained that according to Ayurveda, diabetes (madhumeha) is a result of the "diminished functioning of agni (digestive fire) which may trigger high blood sugar levels and various yogasanas and pranayama like Agnisar Kriya, Paschimottanasan', 'Halasan' etc. and especially Suryabhedi Pranayam are helpful to keep the Pitta in balance. He recommended ‘Madhunil’, an ayurvedic medicine especially for diabetes mellitus manufactured at SAM Ayurvedic Pharmacy along with a host of simple and inexpensive home remedies that can help tackle the condition better.
Also Ayurveda expert Dr. Sandeep Bhoj provided free Ayurvedic consultancy and diagnosis for diabetes. Special arrangements were also made for gluco- testing and blood pressure measurement for screening blood sugar level and blood pressure.