PUNE: Going a step ahead in their ‘World Free of Diabetes and Obesity campaign’, a proponent of ‘Dixit Lifestyle’ Dr. Jagannath Dixit through the Association of Diabetes and Obesity Reversal (ADORE) will start a full-time ‘Diabetes Reversal Counseling Centre’ in the city from November 21 with the help of Infosys Foundation.
The Centre, located at Durgashankar Building, off Jangali Maharaj Road, will offer free counseling services to the patients from 5 PM to 9 PM from Monday to Saturday, informed Dr. Jagannath Dixit at a press conference to mark ‘World Diabetes Day. Infosys Vice President Pravin Kulkarni was also present on the occasion.
Dr. Dixit also announced that another such center would be opened in Nagpur from December 1 and emphasized that the services offered by the Centre are free but registration is mandatory.
“Registrations for the Pune Centre can be done from November 17,” he said.
“We aim to make the world free of Diabetes and Obesity. We ran the World Free of Diabetes and Obesity campaign, initiated in 2013, through lectures, voluntary programs, and camps. But now for the first time, we are starting such a fully-operational Centre,” added Dr. Dixit.
The Centre will first conduct a free HBA1C camp for ten days from November 21-30.
“The Centre, equipped with a diabetologist and counselor, will provide individual counseling and guidance by a diabetologist. There will be expert lectures per month. We will also take focused follow-up of the patients using various modes. We intend to start such centers in other cities in the near future,” added Dr. Dixit.
According to Dr. Dixit, the Centre will be crucial for the data management of the patients, which will further help our research.