Voluntary organizations play a crucial role in detecting and preventing various health issues in communities. One such organization is the Lion’s Club, which has been instrumental in identifying people with impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance. These conditions are precursors to diabetes and can have serious long-term health consequences if not detected and managed in a timely manner.
To address this issue, Dr. Riju Khader has taken classes that teach young people about lifestyle modifications, especially diet and exercise, that can help prevent them from becoming diabetics. This proactive approach is an effective way to address the growing incidence of diabetes, particularly in young people.
In addition to these preventative measures, diabetic individuals are screened for various health markers, including HbA’s, microalbumin, vascular doppler, and nerve conduction studies. These tests are performed free of charge, ensuring that even those in rural areas have access to vital healthcare services.
Overall, the Lion’s Club and Dr. Riju Khader are making a significant difference in the lives of many people by providing education and screening services that can help prevent or manage diabetes. Their efforts are particularly beneficial to underserved communities that may not have access to such services otherwise.