Letter to the editor: More awareness on World Diabetes Day

November 28, 2017

World Diabetes Day is a day to raise global awareness about the disease. The preventive methods are highlighted by various media organisation, sports events and NGOs. The worldwide awareness campaigns show concern for a disease that is increasing. 

Such campaigns are also a way to extend medical care to those areas of the world where health is not given due importance. Today, children too are affected by obesity due to less physical activity. This causes diabetes among many.

Campaigns like these are like a wake-up call for many.

Jerry Waradarajah
Via email