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New World Record Set by Delhi Diabetes Research Centre Gets a place in Guinness World Records

Posted on:  | 06 Nov 2016

New Delhi, 6th November 2016: The diabetes capital of the world has a new feather in its cap. Delhi Diabetes Research Centre (DDRC) today created 03 world records by screening the largest number of diabetic patients in 8 hours. The specialized screening tests included fundus exam for eye, ACR for Kidney and biothesiometry for foot screening. 340 diabetic patients had themselves screened at a special camp organized by DDRC at Aggarwal Bhawan, East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.
Representative of Guinness World Records Mr Swapnil who were present on the occasion to witness the program have officially declared to enroll this feat as ‘Largest number of diabetic patient screened for retinopathy, neuropathy & nephropathy in 8 hours’. Prior to this the largest number of diabetic people screened for these three specialized tests in 8 hours was 250.

Dr A K Jhingan, Chairman, Delhi Diabetes Research Centre, New Delhi said, “It is estimated that 70 million people will have diabetes by 2025 in India. Lifestyle changes have led to an increasing trend in prevalence of diabetes and its associated complications such as neuropathy, nephropathy, vascular diseases (cardiac, cerebral and peripheral) and retinopathy. It is essential for the diabetic patients to keep monitoring not only their blood sugar level but other diabetes inflicted health problems.”

The theme for World Diabetes Day for the current year is focused on taking care of eyes. People who are diabetic have the potential of having severe vision loss and blindness. They are prone to develop diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most prominent complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness. It involves changes to retinal blood vessels that can cause them to bleed or leak fluid, distorting vision. Informs Dr A K Jhingan, “Because diabetic retinopathy often goes unnoticed until vision loss occurs, people with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.” Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care of diabetic eye disease can protect against vision loss.
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