Healthy Life Clinic gets the Corporates together to fight diabetes
World Diabetes Day 2007 was celebrated by the corporate sector by bringing to the general public the first of its kind, a diabetes exhibition and medical camp for children and adolescents with diabetes. It was organised by Healthy Life Diabetes Clinic and sponsored by Life Insurance Cooperation, Ahmed Tea, VSNL Lanka, Brandix, Public Bank, Sincon, and HNB.
This exhibition was a huge success with the participation of over 500 people from the general public. The whole program was entirely free for the public. The Theme of the world diabetes day was Unite for Diabetes and the whole programme was conducted along those lines. It was held at the BMICH, and started with a free blood sugar measurement and assessment of body mass index. Children and adolescents with diabetes underwent a full medical check-up, dental and an eye examination entirely free. This was also extended to adults who had very high blood sugars and complications. Staff and doctors from Healthy Life Diabetes Clinic systematically screened the patients for major complications and problems and advised them appropriately. Dental assessment and minor treatment were done by Consultant Dental Surgeon, Dr Dhanusha Jeyaraj of Healthy Life.Consultant Opthalmologists, Prof B. Stephen and Dr Meena Radhakrishnan were tirelessly screening the eyes of these patients as well.