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11th World Congress of Diabetes India is underway virtually this year

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Dr SR Aravind, President, DiabetesIndia; Dr Banshi Saboo, Hon. Secretary, DiabetesIndia    12 June 2021

The 11th World Congress of Diabetes India started yesterday. Stalwarts of diabetes have joined hands with the International Associations and Bodies like ADA, EASD and International Hypoglycemia etc. on a virtual platform to discuss the latest happenings in diabetes across the globe.

Diabetes India was initiated by (Late) Dr Sadikot in 2002 with a group of Key opinion leaders and seniors with the sole purpose of carrying out National Level epidemiological research in the field of Diabetes. He was the Founder President of DiabetesIndia, who used to collaborate with International bodies and bring International faculty to India to exchange ideas.

Diabetes India with its Vision of “Accessible, Affordable & Accountable treatment for all people with Diabetes” worked as a common platform for various stakeholders to come together. Apart from regular CMEs at all levels, Zonal meetings were also regularly conducted across India.

The Prevalence of Diabetes in India study (PODIS) was a true effort of DiabetesIndia and Dr Sadikot led the team of researchers across India to come out with the first national level prevalence data on diabetes in India. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) adopted the data to be incorporated into the IDF Atlas.

Diabetes India began holding its Annual meetings once in 2 years starting in the year 2002 and invited the best from across the world as faculty.  This was a clear changing phenomenon in India.  An International faculty of more than 25 has never been seen in the past. This trend continues even today and the 11th edition has over 60 foreign faculties.  DiabetesIndia also collaborated with many International groups like IDF, EASD, ISPAD, Atherosclerosis Society and many more.

DiabetesIndia believes in national level epidemiological studies that can change diabetes treatment across the country. The CINDI 2 study published in 2016 is an example. It plans to do many more studies in the years to come.

The meeting this year is unique in so many ways. The meeting has been arranged in a virtual platform due to the existing Covid situation. Highest number of international faculty that too in top positions are participating in this unique conference. The Dr Sadikot Oration and Dr Siddharth Shah Oration would be delivered by Top faculty from India. More than 4000 delegates across the Globe have been registered for this conference.

The official journal of Diabetes India “Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews (Elsevier)” was started in 2004 and continues to have great readership. Dr Anoop Misra is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

We assure that all participants would enjoy this feast of knowledge exchange from national and international faculties.

We look forward to getting more people registered and be benefitted by this conference.

 

Dr SR Aravind, President, DiabetesIndia

Dr Banshi Saboo, Hon. Secretary, DiabetesIndia

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