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Walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day held

Walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day held
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Vijayawada witnesses an Awareness Walkathon on Wednesday to mark World Diabetes Day

Vijayawada: Vijayawada witnesses an Awareness Walkathon on Wednesday to mark World Diabetes Day.

As prevalence of diabetes was increasing rapidly in India, creating awareness about effective management of this chronic disease has become critical, said Dr Y Sadasiva Rao.

With an aim to highlight the importance of physical activity in managing diabetes, an awareness walkathon was organised in Vijayawada. He said that diabetes affects people of all age groups.

Dr Rao said sedentary lifestyle has become a major reason for increasing number of people at risk of developing diabetes and it is a need of the hour to motivate people to adopt healthy and active lifestyle.

Initiatives like this walkathon, with participation of patients, healthcare professionals and public at large, can help instigate discussions around prevention and effective management of diabetes, said Dr Sadasiva Rao.

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