Experts to share thoughts on diabetes

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 24, 2017 04:46 PM IST

Chennai: "Apollo Hospitals has always been at the forefront of bringing quality health care backed by the latest advances

in research across the world. This is why over two-and-a-half years ago, we had created a dedicated vertical called Apollo Sugar Clinics in partnership with Sanofi , a global leader in diabetes to innovate world class diabetes and endocrine care in our country. Over the last few years, we have built a network of 55 Sugar clinics, and have effectively treated 2.5 lakh diabetic patients," said Apollo Hospitals Group vice chairperson Preetha Reddy.

She said this during a road show conducted here on Friday ahead of the two day conference on "International Diabetes Update" that began today. The event features scientific sessions led by international and national opinion leaders revealing the best research outcomes into the realms of clinical practice. At the roadshow, experts elaborated about the event

and created awareness about latest technologies in treating diabetes.

"IDU is a unique forum that will positively transform diabetes care and management in India. The theme of this year's conference is diabetes management in the era of personalised care. By discussing contemporary pressing issues in

diabetes care, delegates would gain transformational insights that directly translate into an improved patient experience in the clinical practice setup," said Preetha Reddy.

Apollo Sugar Clinics chief executive officer Gagan Bhalla, said, "The aim of the conference is to improve knowledge and skills of consultants thus enabling them to provide the most effective and advanced diabetes care to patients. Our flagship programme Sugar-360 is a success across all our centres and is benefiting millions of customers."

At the conference, professor of medicine at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Dr Harold E Lebovitz will be presented Gold Medal for excellence in diabetes care and lifetime achievement award 2017. Following this, experts including Dr Mudaliar from San Diego, California, Dr Wangnoo from Delhi, Dr Shashank Joshi from

Mumbai, Dr Shantaram, Dr Seshadri, and Dr Venkatraman from Chennai, Dr Mehrotra from Hyderabad, Dr Dwarkanath from Bangalore and Dr Tirtankar Chaudhary from Kolkata would deliver lectures.