Rajasthan University of Health Sciences will facilitate free medical examinations and treatments for Children fighting diabetes through setting up a Center for Excellence for Diabetes Type-1. The upcoming center is anticipated to start in the next two months.
Apart from the medical aid, the center will provide training to parents, equipping them with the understanding and skills to handle critical health problems. The center also intends to install a wide database to help in policy formulation based on the medical history of treated children of all ages.
For a more enhanced and international approach to diabetes management, a combined agreement is going to happen between the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Denmark, and the British High Commission.
With this agreement the local medical practitioners will be able to gain overseas exposure, learn evolved medical techniques, and participate in an exchange program. The complete purpose is to extend knowledge about medicine, investigation techniques, and treatment protocols.
According to Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Vice-Chancellor, RUHS, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is giving special attention to tackling type-1 diabetes in children, a significant health concern. As per the statistics, over 230,000 individuals under the age of 20 suffer from type-1 diabetes in India. The center promises timely treatment and regular monitoring to control the disease effectively.
Type-1 diabetes, a non-curable but manageable condition, occurs when the pancreas produces insufficient insulin due to genetic factors. Symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent urination, vomiting, lethargy, and sleepiness. It can cause life-long challenges if not managed properly. For its management, it is important to check blood sugar levels regularly.
If left untreated, it can lead to complications affecting the heart, brain, kidney, and eyes. The disease can also increase the risks of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke due to weak immunity and underdeveloped bodies in children.