World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, and diabetes in children and adolescents. For 2009–2013, the theme is Diabetes Education and Prevention. And the 2010 slogan was Let us take control of it……now.
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital & its Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry observed World Diabetes Day in a magnificent manner. Many activities were organized. The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. Police Headquarters at Colaba is one of the Mumbai’s ionic landmark & Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital building were lit blue on the eve of World Diabetes Day on 14th November 2010. The Diabetes blue fortnight makes India a part of Global Movement. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital is celebrating Diabetes fortnight from 14th Nov to 30th Nov 2010. Eye & Diabetes screening will be done at subsidized rates.
Aditya Jyot Foundation for twinkling little eyes is charitable trust not-for-profit body, with out-reach programs aiming to redress the suffering of low income groups, marginalized population living in rural and urban slums and tribal areas in our state through free eye camps and free eye treatment. The exemption under section 80G of IT Act is given. It operates at Dharavi. Massive Eye Checkup & Diabetes Checkup camp was organized at Dharavi by Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes. Nearly 100 people were benefitted. The community camps have actually raised the awareness among public & many were surprised to know that they were diabetic.
The CME for young & budding Ophthalmologists & medical professionals was organized by Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Aditya Jyot Foundation for twinkling little eyes in association with KEM Hospital. 128 professionals participated with experts like Dr. S. Natarajan who has authority in Diabetic Retinopathy & Dr. Arjun Ahuja Head of Ophthalmology Department Seth G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital providing update on Diabetes & eye Morbidities. The CME was aimed to provide needed skills and update to young professionals to tackle this challenge that the diabetes is posing in our country.