Konglam Residence Association in associated with P. Kesavadev Trust conducted diabetes screening and awareness at Pourasamithi Hall. The camp was inaugurated by
B. Vijayakumar, MLA. Chairperson G Mohanan Nair (Patron, Kongalam Citizens Club). C.Biju did the welcome speech and S. Shaji vote of thanks. K. Rajasekharan, Mudavanmugal Ward Councilor offered felicitations. Dr Jothydev Kesavadev, Sunitha Jothydev, Dr Devin Prabhakar, Sreejith Pongumoodu, Dr Abhilash.V.Jacob, Pradeep Kannamoola, Jayasreelally participated in the camp. Though Kongalam is a semi rural part in Trivandrum as high as 66.2% of the population screened by us had fasting cholesterol values above 200mg%.
Dr Jothydev and Team also visited near by houses were there where elderly diabetes patients with disabilities
One selected Question and Answer
A lady in a wheel chair: I am 64yrs old. I am taking one daonil daily for diabetes. Mt left leg was amputated 2 years ago. My right leg is always having pain and burning sensation.
We checked your blood sugar now; it is 399mg%. You should ideally be on insulin injections and I have a feeling that you should not be wheel chair bound. I understand that you have 6 sons to look after and they should arrange for you a glucometer and artificial limp. In this 21st century it is sad to see individuals like you in the so called Kerala with ‘100% literacy’.