World Diabetes Day which falls on Children’s Day i.e., 14 November, India’s first Pediatric super speciality hospital, Rainbow Children’s Hospital announced the launch of the first of its Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes clinic in its Marathahalli centre, Banglore. As there is a increase in the number of diabetes cases reported in children and adolescents in the country, this clinic promises to provide specialized multidisciplinary care to them by roping in an expert panel of specially trained doctors to give integrated care. The hospital also launched a Diabetes Helpline Number i.e., 8884974333- so that the needed patients are just a call away.
More than 97,000 children in India are reported to suffer from Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. However, not all of them get the right treatment and care. The Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes clinic will have a group of specially trained doctors comprising of psychologists, endocrinologists, nutritionists, all providing a comprehensive solution to monitor and correct the lifestyle of those suffering from diabetes at an early and tender age. Dr. N. Kavitha Bhat, Chief’s Pediatric Endocrinologist- Rainbow Children’s Hospitals
said, “Diabetes is not the end of life. It is the sheer ignorance of simple ways to monitor the glucose levels effectively, that causes apprehensions in parents and children alike about the disease. A system oriented and integrated approach will help in tackling the array of complications that can arise from the disease, without compromising on the growth and overall well-being of the child.”
Along with launch of the clinic, Rainbow Children’s Hospital is also planning to conduct several educational workshops and seminars to nurses in the schools of the city, in order to provide right treatment at the right time to the children with diabetes.
– DIKSHA TARNEKAR