November 14 was World Diabetes Day. Typically November is celebrated as the 'diabetes month'. Medanta Endocrinology has partnered with schools for a HALT DIABETES initiative. Through November, sessions were conducted in 5 schools by senior Medanta endocrinologists and diabetes educators with the help of school principals and teachers.
A group of children volunteered to be ambassadors and pledged to HALT DIABETES. This culminated in a skit, slogan and logo competition in Medanta on 24th November. The enthusiasm of children and difference in approach was amazing and admirable. Many good ideas for spreading awareness emerged. We hope to scale this up to involve many more schools.. kudos to children and teachers of LOTUS VALLEY, SALWAN SCHOOL, SHIV NADAR SCHOOL, SUNCITY SCHOOL and OM foundation.
Special thanks to the accomplished judges - Ms Radhika Taneja and Sushmita Roy, who took out time..and the famous TV commentator, Raman Bhanot, who compered the program.
Dr. Mithal is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Medanta.