Dr. Ashok Jhingan, Sr. Diabetologist from Primus Super Speciality Hospital has set Three Guinness World Records in one day by screening the largest number of diabetic patients within 8 hours. He has achieved this record by executing the most diabetic eye screenings, diabetic kidney function screenings and diabetic neuropathy screenings in 8 hours. During the record, 900 patients had been screened.
As per Dr. Ashok Jhingan, “It is essential for the diabetic patients to keep monitoring not only their blood sugar level but other diabetes inflicted health problems.”
The theme for World Diabetes Day for the current year is focused on taking care of the eyes. People who are diabetic have the potential of having severe vision loss and blindness. They are prone to develop diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is the most prominent complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness. It involves changes to retinal blood vessels that can cause them to bleed or leak fluid, distorting vision.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Ashok Jhingan in our team who has done a commendable job & achieved a great honor. As creating awareness for a deadly disease like Diabetes, it is very important to ensure the optimal health of our current as well as our future generations,” stated Dr. Achla Dewan, Chairperson, Primus Super Specialty Hospital.
India is among the top 3 countries in the world with high diabetic population. It is estimated that by 2025, India will have 70 million people suffering from diabetes. Which is more alarming is there an equal number of those who are pre-diabetics.
10% of the pre-diabetic patients convert into diabetes as in India people do not consider diabetes as a serious problem. Many of diabetics who suffer from diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure, coronary artery disease, gangrene which may lead to amputation.