Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is having facilities for diabetes screening, diagnosis, and management built at the tehsil level, according to an announcement made on Saturday by the Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES). This will allow for the early detection of the lifestyle disease since the province’s young population now has up to 16 percent of new cases of diabetes.
In KP, where 25% of individuals already have diabetes, the new beginning of the illness has reached 16% of the younger population, according to Dr. Ibrar Ahmed, President of the Pakistan Endocrine Society.
He proceeded by noting that PES acts as the umbrella group for doctors in Pakistan who treat diabetes patients and has hundreds of qualified medical experts as members around the nation. The group wants to stop the spread of Type 2 diabetes across the country.
In order to prevent new instances of diabetes and cure existing ones, he said, the organization has launched a pilot initiative in the Mardan neighborhood in collaboration with regional pharmaceutical companies. The REACH initiative, which includes the pilot program, would be repeated if it is effective in Mardan in other districts of KP and Balochistan.
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