Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of the SGT University on Saturday organized a seminar on the topic of ‘Holistic Approach to Management in Diabetes’ on the occasion of World Diabetes Day here in the campus. Dr. Swapnil Auti Associate professor and Head, Panch Karma Ayurveda, Manjari Chandra, Consultant, Functional, Nutrition of Max Health Care, Dr. Swapna Chaturvedi, Senior Dietitian, AIIMS, New Delhi were invited as chief guests in the seminar. The members of the expert panel and keynote speakers lighted the lamp to start the program.
The keynote speakers shared how diabetes in the modern era is spreading in the country and how people can combat the disease by just changing daily routine and adding exercises.
Dr. Swapnil Auti Associate professor and Head, Panch Karma Ayurveda, SGT University said, “The number of diabetes patients in India reached at an alarming stage. And Hyderabad is becoming Diabetic capital.”
He further said that there are very small but smart steps which one can take every day to stay healthy and keep doctors away.
“Exercise is a best way to keep mental health and physical health in a best shape. Following proper food timing and intakes of proper amount of water are the best solutions,” Swapnil Auti added.
During the seminar, Dr. Swapna Chaturvedi, Senior Dietitian, AIIMS, New Delhi, said that people are less aware and usually do not get themselves checked for diabetes and do not follow the food rules. One should get oneself checked if one sees any symptoms which are not common and must consult the doctors. She said that doctors can treat a patient very well but only in early identification of the problem.
Dr. Chaturvedi also added that everyone have to take protein according to the body weight. If the body weight is 60kg, then one should take 60grams of protein. Beside that regular controls obesity as overweight is the main reason of the diabetes.
She also added that visible fat can be controlled and also they have to avoid oil saturated food, makhan, ghee.
She also said that control on sugar intakes and blood pressure is also important to keep diabetes away.
Manjari Chandra, Consultant, Functional, Nutrition of Max Health Care said that more than 50 percent of people are unaware of diabetes and do not get themselves checked. She said that if a person is healthy that is good, but just for surety everyone should get checked themselves.
Prof. M. Ejaz Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Barkha Bhatnagar, HOD, Faculty of Nutrition & Dietetics, Dr. Akanksha Yadav, Advisor, Nutri Care Association, Dr. Renu Shrestha, Co Advisor, Nutri Care Association, Dr. G.B. Bhatt, Assistant Professor, Dr. Vatsala Saharan, Assistant professor and a large number of students attend the program who later appreciate the program.