WORLD DIABETES DAY 2018
The Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College celebrated World Diabetes Day on Friday, 16.11.18 focussing on creating diabetes awareness among all patients coming to Tagore Dental College. The team consisted of Dr. Chitraa R Chandran, Dr. B.Bhuvaneswari, Dr. T. Parthasaradhi, Dr.Juala Catherine, Dr.Vignesh Vikram, Dr.Nandhini and interns Mr.Bharath, Mr.Cyril, Mr.Stephen Vijay, Ms.Dharshana, Ms.Dhivya.S, Ms.Divya.M, Ms.Divya Bharathi, Mr.Bharadwaj and Mr.Ben Samuel. All patients were provided with a free random blood glucose test to assess their blood glucose levels and given counseling regarding the causative factors, aggravating factors, oral and systemic manifestations of diabetes mellitus. Patients were also instructed on how to identify the early signs of diabetes and special emphasis was given on how to prevent the onset of diabetes. A total of 97 participants were screened on that day out of which only 8 patients were known diabetics. Of the remaining 89 participants, 30 participants had blood glucose levels higher than normal and were advised to visit a physician for further assessment.