It was not the World Diabetes Day but for Chennaites 14th.September was a Day of conferences and Get togethers. The first was the 22nd.Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh Diabetes Federation spread over two days and it was held at hotel Savera. Dr G.Vijaya Kumar, in his President’s message said Treatment of Diabetes is challenging to the care provider and he has to be constantly updated on the Current Trends in Management of Diabetes (which was the theme of the conference ). The Samavesh Hall was packed to full capacity as it included some non professionals who were invited for the inaugural function. Some senior diabetologists like Dr.C.V.Krishnaswamy, Dr.Seshaiah and others were honoured which was followed by honoring patients leading a healthy and active life despite being diabetics for more than 25 years. The sessions commenced on time and the schedule through out the two days was strictly adhered to by the speakers as well as the participants in their interaction with the Specialists.
The second event was a Women 2Women, a movement to garner the ‘social’ strength of women, to empower women and communities about healthy lifestyles and diabetes which is the initiative of Chairman and M.D.,Biocon Ltd. Padma Bhushan Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. The event was held at the Ball Room of Taj Coromandal which was again packed to the brim by mostly women including celebrities, educationists, and members of high profile ladies clubs in the city. There was a short film to convey the importance of a healthy life style among all ages and prevention of Diabetes among women. The talks by doctors were very informative and this was followed by a dance performance which unfortunately was sparsely attended because by then most of the audience gathered to take part in something more appetizing that was happening outside the Ball Room
n.meera raghavendra rao