Re­gres­sion pos­si­ble

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

Dub­bing it a “di­a­betes tsunami”, the Pres­i­dent of the Sri Lanka Col­lege of En­docri­nol­o­gists, Dr. Manilka Su­ma­natilleke ex­pressed grave con­cern over the fact that doc­tors are now see­ing youth in the age group 18-20 years be­ing af­flicted by it. Ur­gent pop­u­la­tion mea­sures are needed to meet this dis­as­ter and peo­ple should co­op­er­ate to curb this dis­ease.

He held out a ray of hope when he said that if di­ag­nosed early, med­i­ca­tions are taken scrupu­lously along with a healthy diet and an ex­er­cise reg­i­men, Type 2 di­a­betes could be re­versible. “In some, there has been a re­gres­sion of di­a­betes,” added Dr. Su­ma­natilleke.

With World Di­a­betes Day be­ing com­mem­o­rated on Wed­nes­day (November 14), Sri Lanka will get into gear on the im­por­tant theme of ‘Fam­ily and Di­a­betes’ to­day (November 11)

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