Women’s awareness initiative on the prevention of diabetes (GDM/T2DM) and its risks (e.g. overweight or obesity)
National Diabetes Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation implemented this program in the year 2018 to 2022, which intends to raise awareness among women living in 10 different slums in Delhi, regarding nutrition, obesity, physical activity, T2DM/GDM and its risks specifically among women. Awareness sessions and Health camps were held for the women from the community and training and sensitization sessions for health workers and RMPs were also organized. Around 9600 women received information through talks, lectures and pamphlets information regarding nutrition, overweight, obesity, physical activity, T2DM/GDM and its risks and the prevention, screening, management and treatment at healthcare institutions and home.
Some glimpses of our activities
Quarter III, October1, 2019-March 31, 2020
- 20 Community awareness activities conducted where 1600 persons reached at this awareness
- Women with pregnancy were provided personal counselling on nutrition and medical
- About 177 Community Health Workers were provided intensive training in maternal and child nutrition with specific emphasis of diabetes. Among these are 95 ASHA workers, 66 AWW workers and 16 from other NGOs worker working on this issue.
- A total of 1800 leaflets have also been distributed for awareness generation. A total of 55 booklets on diabetes were distributed to important members of these communities like MLA, RWA head etc.