Food prescribed for diabetics can also help others to prevent this non-communicable disease that is taking a toll of the health of people. This has been pointed out by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a renowned diabetologist.
Speaking at a digital webinar ‘Digital Outreach for Knowledge Upgradation -- Diabetes Specific Nutrition' organized by Association of Physicians of India on the eve of World Diabetes Week, Dr Singh said that proper food regime prescribed for a diabetic patient can also be prescribed for healthy people so that they do not catch the disease.
Dr Singh further said, “While corona has taught us to live with new norms. It has also given the physicians a cue to emphasize on the non-pharmacological methods of management, including hygiene etc, which had somehow lost due importance in recent years.”
He noted that even after the Covid pandemic is over, the discipline of physical distancing and avoiding droplet infection will act as safeguard against many other infections as well.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that a country like India is on the verge of becoming a frontline state in post Covid era and North East Region will play an important role in it.