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FIT India unveils diabetes education videos

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The Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) India has released a series of educational videos on diabetes in an effort to strengthen the healthcare system, especially in the area of effective drug delivery.  

The videos, linked together by a supportive voice of doctor explaining insulin therapy, were released at a recent meeting of hospital infection control experts and nursing leaders with FIT advisory board members.

The idea is to optimise diabetes care, maximising injection comfort, convenience and safety. Our message to those who have been prescribed insulin is that proper insulin injection technique is essential for diabetes management. I myself have done so for 59 years, said Dr. Laurence Hirsch, Vice President, Global Medical Affairs-Diabetes Care, Becton Dickinson (BD).

The videos are a part of a support system that FIT India along with BD provides to Indias overburdened healthcare system that has just 0.7 doctors per 1,000 people.

The videos are based on Forum for injection Technique”FIT India recommendations. These are a set of documented best practices backed by evidence-based practice by clinicians, facilitated by BD and its partners. The idea is to put the power back in peoples hands, so each one of us can take measures to ensure our own best health, said Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana.

According to the World Health Organisation, the number of diabetic patients has doubled in just 13 years and it is estimated that by 2030 India will have 101 million people living with diabetes. In another study, people between 20 to 79 years are unaware about their diabetes.

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