World Diabetes day Commemoration in par with the 30 th Anniversary of Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.

Organized by Dr Dulani Kottahachchi

Screening program for diabetes for academic and non-academic staff members

HbAic, height, weight and BMI calculation of 222 staff members were carried out.

11.87% were diagnosed with diabetes ,23.29% with prediabetes and 47.95% were obese among the staff.

Staff members with prediabetes, diabetes were counselled and treatment given for diabetic patients.

Student awareness program

Exercise program was conducted by a professional aerobic instructor for students followed by a health talk by Dr. Thimothi Wickramasekera, Consultatnt in Clinical Nutrition regarding healthy diet.
Social media campaign was done during the month of November, where fb posts with health promotion banners were posted in MedKel
Short video was created by students, interviewing a patient who had an imputation of toes due to diabetes to educate the public and published in the Fb page for MedKel
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