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President for National Action Plan to combat diabetes

President Maithripala Sirisena participating in the National Diabetes Day Walk at Galle Face Green yesterday. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, Diabetes Congress President Dr. Prasad Katulanda and Dr. Manilka Sumantilleke also participated. Picture by Chandana Perera, President’s Media Unit
President Maithripala Sirisena participating in the National Diabetes Day Walk at Galle Face Green yesterday. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, Diabetes Congress President Dr. Prasad Katulanda and Dr. Manilka Sumantilleke also partic

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed the need for a National Action Plan to combat diabetes which is a major Non-Communicable Decease affecting a very large number of people the world over.

The President was participating in the National Diabetes Day Walk, held at Galle Face Green last morning.

The President also proposed the declaration of a Diabetes Month, to educate the people on measures to prevent the decease, through the implementation of a national programme with the participation of all hospital staff, including doctors and MOH officers.

The President also emphasised the need to take firm decisions against products with heavy sugar content and the stringent implementation of the tax on beverages with heavy sugar mixtures.

The Diabetes Walk was jointly organised by the Health Ministry’s Bureau on Non-Communicable Decease, Sri Lanka Diabetes Congress and the Medical Institute on Diabetes and Endocrine.

A copy of the “Arogya” journal published to mark Natioanl Diabetes Day was also presented to President Sirisena by Dr. Noel Somasundaram.

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Diabetes Congress President Dr. Prasad Katulanda, IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Dr. Manilka Sumanatillake were among the large gathering at the event. 


 

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The Indian Health Authorities through their TV Health Progrmmes repeatedly say: To overcome Diabetes 2, avoid the following compulsorily if you are over 40 yrs. of age: White Sugar, White Flour, White Rice, "White" Milk and white (I forget). Coconut oil and coconut products are now highly recommended to keep off Diabetics.

It is one common disease in the country.if in the family earlier you take preventive measure better for you. Strong family history start age 18 exercise watch weight avoid alcohol no smoking .if no family history at any time don't gain weight if you are not working outside say farmer labourer construction worker only indoor eg as member of parliament walk to work if less than 3 km if not walk move fast 3 km daily control eating starchy foods fat products never smoke or discontinue. Some if not all if not type one disbetes will take dome medications or insulin at some time. If you are type one fiabetes it only injection you Ned. All must follow by a physians with intrest in disbetes

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