Dr Kumar is organising an eye camp at the Lalbaugcha Raja this year where folks will be screened for' eyebetes'. "This is more than simply an eye camp. I had like to call it high-end charity work because we are using the best of technology, state of the art cameras and the most recent blood sugar measuring devices. Our nurses have already been specially trained for this action," he explains.

The notion behind the initiative will be to create much-needed knowledge about the connection between diabetes and (avoidable) blindness. "Very shortly, every fifth diabetic on the planet will probably be an Indian and by 2050, there will be millions of individuals affected by diabetes. After cancer and coronary heart disease, this is going to be the next big killer. Diabetes is a chronic debilitating disorder that can only be controlled — there is no cure for it. Unfortunately, what many people don't understand is the fact that the eyes are affected by blood sugar very badly. Regardless of how well you control your diabetes, after 15 to 20 years, it change and will affect your vision. It is inescapable your eyes will get affected. This is why diabetes has to be monitored carefully because it can cause blindness. Today, nearly four million are blind because of diabetes, which is horrible because it truly is avoidable," he describes at diabetes discussion forum.


Twenty years ago doctors could do little to handle this problem. Now, however, the scenario is far different. In India, there is very little knowledge about diabetes, which will be considered a niche speciality. You will find also lots of myths around it. By way of example, if one can see well or there is no change within their scene amount, individuals assume their eyes are wonderful. But it's precisely this that's really destroying the country. Do not wait for your eyes to grow before approaching a doctor your eyesight or issues to fade. When you lose your eyesight don't wait for the eventuality. Screening picks up the signals early and reduces likelihood of blindness."

Diabetes is a huge epidemic that can have serious repercussions on his family and a person but also on society and, in turn, the country, he says. "Picture if there are a 100 million diabetics in the near future. Very simply, I need people to comprehend that they shouldn't wait for the symptoms. If you wait, you have waited too long. If you see black spots do not only go to a physician or have blurred vision. Get your eyes checked at least annually."


Unlike other ailments, where an invasive process must assess for symptoms, here all a physician must do is look into your eyes to see when there is anything incorrect. "We can learn if the blood vessels in the eyes are receiving damaged. Eyes are a reflection of your wellbeing, not only your soul! Modify your diet and lifestyle so that you lower your chances of developing diabetes in the first place,"advises Dr Kumar. Screening and awareness systems will run till September 13 where diabetic pilgrims visiting Lalbaugcha Raja will be analyzed for changes in the eyes free of cost. Their vision will be checked and retina evaluated using digital cameras. Each patient will receive a report of these results. Countless medical experts are expected to be a component of this project, which expects to create a world record for the biggest variety of individuals screened for eyebetes in just one location.

"We're expecting that devotees who come to the pandal, go back and tell their family and friends about eyebetes. Our principle objective is to send this message out to as numerous people as possible," he finishes. You may find the complete text at diabetes forums