Monday, 27 February 2012

Diabetes Awareness Walk and Free Screening Camp held at Kanuru village

Approximately 375 students and adults of Kanuru village attended the DSDSC Diabetes Awareness Walk and Free Screening Camp on 14th November 2010 – joining chief guest Dr.Kodali Jagan Mohan Rao FRCP, (Edin) Gastroenterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals-Vijayawada.

Spearheaded by Chairman Anne Rama Tulasi Trust Sri Anne Siva Nageswara Rao and Chairman Roots Health Foundation Dr. Vijaya Bhaskar the event featured a 3.5 kilometer walk in the Kanuru Village, in addition to free blood sugar screening and Diabetes consultations rendered by team DSDSC.

According to Dr. M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC there are approximately 385 million diabetics worldwide, with two people dying every minute from the deadly pandemic. He urged participants to avoid being part of this group by walking at least 3.5 kilometers per day in order to increase levels of physical fitness – and thus decreasing the chances of being stricken by Type 2 diabetes, of which a staggering 80% is preventable. Addressing the participants Dr.Kodali Jagan Mohan Rao FRCP, (Edin) Gastroenterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals said that walking and participating in sports provides vital exercise to fight this and other deadly diseases.

Kanuru Surpanch Smt. Anne Sujatha, Convener Roots Health Foundation Sri. Amit and Teaching Staff ZPHSchool – kanuru also participated in the awareness walk and diabetes testing. One of the purposes of the Walk and Free Screening Camp was to raise the Diabetes awareness among the lay public. DSDSC supports all measures that increase awareness and knowledge within the health care system and in the general population.

Sri Anne Siva Nageswara Rao addressing the Public. Seen in the picture Dr. Vijaya Bhaskar Chairman Roots Health Foundation

Dr.K. Jagan Mohan Rao Gastro enterologist, Nagarjuna Hospitals giving health tips to the Diabetes patients

Dr.K. Jagan Mohan Rao and Sri Anne Siva Nageswara Rao flagged off the Diabetes Awareness Rally.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Diabetes Detection & Awareness Camp organized for APIIC Colony Residents

A free diabetes detection and awareness camp was organized for the APIIC Colony residents by Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Roots Health Foundation - Vijayawada in association with State Bank of India Governerpet in the APIIC Kalyanamandapam on Saturday the 24th July 2010.

Over 100 residents were screened during the camp, which was inaugurated by the Hon. MLA Vijayawada East Sri. Yalamanchili Ravi.

A power point presentation was made by Dr. M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC explaining the magnitude of diabetes, types & symptoms, complications and management options. Sri B.R.Prasad Asst. General Manager State Bank of India Governerpet and Sri P. Sambasiva Rao President APIIC Colony, presided over the inaugural.
Hon. MLA Vijayawada East Sri. Yalamanchili Ravi addressing the residents of APIIC Colony

M. Srikanth chief Diabetologist, DSDSC examining the APIIC Colony residents

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - World Diabetes day-2009

The prevention of diabetes mellitus is possible, with the modification of lifestyle, one such aspect is that of physical activity and exercise. All levels of exercise, including leisure activities, recreational sports and competitive professional performance, can prevent Diabetes in high risk people.

For some people, a weekly aerobics class will suffice, but for others a more extreme activity is required, hence the increase in the number of people at risk for diabetes, participating in sports such as trekking, diving and marathon running.

Situated strategically on the old Machilipatnam-Golconda trade route, Kondapalli hill range, about 24 kilometers (15 mi) in length, extending between Nandigama and Vijayawada. From the Kondapalli village, the renowned Kondapalli fort precincts are approached through a 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) trekking through forests.

On World Diabetes Day 2009, a group of 25 persons who either have family history of diabetes, and/or overweight with sedentary life style, took on the challenge of reaching the Kondapalli fort by trekking in order to raise awareness in the common public. Senior Journalist Sri. Raghavachari flagged off the trekking expedition. Trekking brings people nearer to the nature and increases ones self confidence, said Sr. Journalist Sri. Raghavachari. Youth Hostels Association represented by Mr. Ramdas and Mr. Ratnaprasad explained the psychological and physical benefits of trekking. DSDSC is privileged to partner with Youth Hostels Association of India-Vijayawada Unit to conduct this activity.

The day consisted of walking through a dense forest area (which abounds in a type of lightwood known as 'ponuku' (Gyrocapus jacquini), which is used exclusively for the manufacture of the famous Kondpalli toys), which at times resembled a mud path due to the high rainfall. The trekkers had fruits, fluids, Snacks and mini lunch on the top of the hill. Individual and group photographs were taken, at all catchy locations.

The experience of Kondapalli hill trekking has been an invaluable experience. Not only had every one made a number of great friends but they also got motivated for primary prevention of Diabetes.

Flag off by Sr. Journalist Sri Raghavachari
Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage
Sr. Journalist Sri Raghavachari addressing trekkers

Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage
Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage
Trekking for Diabetes Prevention - News Coverage
Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes - Vijayawada, Trekkers-1
Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes - Vijayawada, Trekkers-2
Dr. Srikanth's Diabetes - Vijayawada, Trekkers-3

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Treatment at DSDSC allows the highest level of patient care from first diagnosis to the management of all the complications associated with diabetes.

DSDSC has a team of professionals specifically trained to help people with diabetes learn how to reduce diabetes-related complications and maintain better health. The multidisciplinary team includes a Diabetologist, Trained Nurse, Physiotherapist, Diabetes Educator, Dietician and Social Worker.

As a DSDSC patient, you are at the center of the team. The specialists will work collectively to provide optimal diabetes care.

Diet & Nutrition Counseling
Department of Biochemistry and Immunoturbidometry
Diabetes Group Education
Diabetic Eye Care
Heart Evaluation
Obesity & Weight Management Clinic
Physiotherapy & Pain Clinic
Oral Hygiene & Dental Care
Clinic for Erectile Dysfunction with Penile flow studies
Preventive Foot Care Unit
Fast Med Pharmacy