Celebrated 2nd Year of Hello Diabetes Education Program for Nurses- NUCON 2017

The prevalence of diabetes is rising in tandem with the increase in the population growth rate and urbanization all over the world. Learning how to deal with the disease and keeping the blood glucose within suitable levels have become the greatest challenge for diabetics, pointing out the importance of education as a self-empowerment treatment modality necessary for improving the quality of life in the diabetics. Nurses can fulfill a leading role in diabetes treatment and care education as existing clinical and observational clinical trials have shown nurses to be capable of providing an effective quality care drawing upon the expertise of nurses in providing care for diabetes in different clinical, social and educational units, benefiting from nurses in the education programs can reduce not only the number of unnecessary referrals to specialists but also the heavy burden of such visits impose to the society. The role of the nurse educator in clinical practice and in hospital teams is a new approach in improving the quality of diabetes education.

This year’s World Diabetes Day theme is – Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future. World Diabetes Day 2017 highlighting the importance of access to screening, care and education to help protect the health of mother and child. Approximately 199 million women live with diabetes which is projected to rise to 313 million by 2040. Girls and women with diabetes experience a range of challenges. Power dynamics, gender roles and socio-economic inequalities influence vulnerability to diabetes, such as by exposing women to poor diet and nutrition and physical inactivity disproportionately. These factors also affect women’s access to health services and health seeking behavior, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women, particularly in developing countries.

Addressing the needs of women living with diabetes candidly, nurses can tackle sensitive subjects such as pregnancy, parenting with diabetes, menopause and eating disorders, discuss and learn about each topic and can provide professional and peer support along the way. Filling this gap has been instrumental in our success. Our education program emphasized on that no woman should walk the path of diabetes alone. Because our community is inclusive, women with all kinds of diabetes. Nurses provide their own experiences in the same realm.

This was the second consecutive year of world diabetes day, where Diabetes Care n’ Research Centre (DCRC) in collaboration with Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI) had organized the education program for nurses. Dr. Sunil Gupta, Director DCRC explained what is Diabetes, its Causes & symptoms, complication of Diabetes in Kidney, Eyes, Heart, low sugar attack, Newer technologies in diabetes care for Nurses. Dr. Ajay Ambade, Retina Surgeon spoke on that uncontrolled Diabetes and severe damages of retina. Dr. Priya Kotian explained the insulin techniques. Mrs. Kavita Gupta, Dietician & Diabetes Educator said that, nurses should be trained regarding diet as they are the the bridge between the Doctor & patient and they should be aware about healthy diabetic diet. Dr. Mohit Zamad Dental Surgeon told that our tooth says “U keeps me clean I will keep you healthy.”

The Program was inaugurated by lighting of Samai with the hands of Dr. Vilas Dangre, Sr. Homeopath & President Narkesari Prakashan, Dr. Vinky Rughwani, Chairman Ethics com. of MMC, Dr. Anil Laddad, Executive Com. Member MMC, Shri. Anil Kilor, President, Highcourt Bar Association and President Janmanch, Dr. Mrudula Bapat.

Various skits, role plays was enacted to simplify the understanding of diabetes in which, Raju Andulkar, Vivek Nagrare, Dr. Shruti Zalke, Mr. Pinaki Chaudhuri. The program was successfully conducted by Dr. Sarita Ugemuge and Ms. Parvinder Bamrah.

Approximately 600 Nurses benefited through the program, Rupali Patil, Bharti Vatyani, Anagha Shende, Sarita Kale, Sulbha Chaudhary, Sangeeta Gupta, Vibha Gupta, Mayuri Mohadikar, Priyanka Dhakate, Priya Wagh, Dr. Shruti Zalke, Panchsheela Moon, Manisha Jadhav, Prashant Ramteke, Dinesh Zode, Priya Wagh, Snehal worked hard for the success of the program.

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education

Nurses Education