Novo Nordisk's ‘break rule of halves’ held
According to the survey of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 57 per cent of Bangladeshi population is unaware of having diabetes. The total number of diabetic patients are around 69 lacs and it will go up to 1crore 37lacs by 2045, says a report of IDF. Novo Nordisk had organized a seminar on 'Rule of halves' on October 24 in the capital, says a press release.
Rule of halves is the theoretical guideline under which the pressure of diabetes on the country and the society, obstacles, and required treatments are discussed.
On his inaugural speech, Anand Shethy, managing director of Novo Nordisk, says, "This year, our main discussion is about the truth about diabetes and the diabetic family of IDF. The main problem with diabetes in Bangladesh is that the patients are unaware of their diabetes diseases. Bangladesh ranked 10th in unawareness."
Novo Nordisk in association with Padma Textile Ltd, and Bangladesh Diabetes Association is going to organize a diabetes awareness programme on November 14 in the country. They will arrange for 150 awareness rallies and under the title "Know about the truth of diabetes," they will organize a seminar with over 50 journalists and more than 3000 doctors.