ACHIEVEMENTS IN BRIEF (Last 3 years)
All India Institute of Diabetes and Research is a charitable organization
working since 2003 for the benefits of millions of people with Diabetes. Main
aim is awareness, screening for early detection of diabetes and its
complications, prevention, treatment, education & rehabilitation for the
people with Diabetes.
It is the only institution in western part of India, conducting basic and clinical
research of international standards on diabetes and related complications.
The institute is approved by Gujarat University for research & other
collaboration. It is approved by U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human
AIIDR has also received "Certificate of Merit" in recognition of
"Outstanding Contribution towards Healthcare for Society" in the
Diabetes Category in the year 2014.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN BRIEF:
Working with Government of Gujarat, focusing on difficult to access
areas such as Rural, urban slums and Tribal
Advocacy with government officials, Health Department has made
diabetic drugs and glucometers available throughout the state
People reached through Education Campaign: 2,01,274
Television campaign: 107
Radio Campaign: 6
Pamphlets Distribution: 15,72,800
Posters placed at public places: 74290
Distribution of diabetes awareness booklets: 160000
Preparation of Documentary Movie: 1
Distribution of CDs: 2000
Banners Placed at public places: 2271
People reached (website, email, SMS, social media, online diabetes
community, TV, Radio, Newspaper): >20 million
Lifestyle modification camps: 4/year,
Yoga Teachers training program: 2/year, 25,000 people over 25 years.
Training of Doctors:3450 Government and Private doctors, providing
handholding to doctors through Skype (innovative cost effective
approach, reducing time, cost & distance to travel).
Trained >5000 paramedicos, school children, teachers, social leaders
etc. they are working as ambassador for spreading diabetes awareness
Free treatment to patients: 1000
Activities / Projects:
Stop Diabetes (Diabetes Prevention Program in the state of Gujarat)
Supported by World Diabetes Foundation:
Under this programme, training is imparted to doctors, health care workers,
teachers, school children and volunteers. Identification of high risk
population is done for screening of diabetes by specially trained team of
workers. The whole population is given life style modification advice. People
who are diagnosed as diabetic are screened for complications. We have
reach more than 20 million people through awareness, education and
detection campaigns through use of various medias such as TV, radio,
newspaper, pamphlets, posters, banners etc. We also distribute diabetes
awareness booklets free of cost to people attending screening camps. Under
the program, in last 3 years, we have trained 1458 doctors and 4792
Conquer Diabetes (improving access to diabetes care for the poor
through innovative Public Private Partnership in Gujarat):
Considering poor health care facility for diabetes management in poor and
difficult to reach areas, we have initiated the program in association with
Government of Gujarat and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. We have
selected three areas: Urban poor, Rural and Tribal. People residing in such
areas had to travel long distance to get proper treatment of diabetes and its
complications. We have trained 177 government doctors and 1260
paramedical workers of selected areas in various aspects of diabetes
management so that they get proper treatment at their doorsteps. We use
Skype - a cost effective communication medium, for handholding of trained
doctors, to help them provide treatment to difficult to manage cases at their
doorsteps. It has saved time, money and energy of diabetic patients and
their relatives as they are now able to get treatment very near to their
residence. Around 40,000 diabetic patients are getting benefit of the project.
We had done general public awareness about diabetes through distribution
of pamphlets, banners, booklets, posters and also organized 30 drama/skits
in local languages.
Make My Life (An Innovative project for type 1 diabetes children):
India is leading in number of type 1 diabetes cases in South East Asia
Region. Lack of education and improper care leads to various complications.
Many of the complications of Type 1 diabetes are potentially preventable if
these children manage their disease carefully and undergo screening for
complications regularly. Type 1 children are dependent on the parents and
pose additional burden to the society. The cost of bringing up these children
may not give any reward in terms of social benefit and that is why society
neglects these children.
We are taking an initiative to establish a dedicated centre of excellence for
type 1 diabetes patients. We are providing free education, better clinical care
at free/subsidised rate through a dedicated team to treat type 1 patients
exclusively. We provide prevention & screening for complications of diabetes
at free/ subsidised rate, indoor facilities when required at free/subsidised
rate , psychological, career and marriage counselling. We carry out research
activities regarding Type 1 diabetes and various other activities to spread
message to common people and involve them actively.
MEET FOR TYPE 1 DIABETIC CHILDREN:
It includes competitions, games, drama (with a message), gifts and prize
distribution to all the children to impart the education in a fun-filled and
entertaining atmosphere. The meet is totally free for children with diabetes
along with their parents. Travel expenses and free accommodation are given
to needy patients. All patients of Type 1 diabetes in the state of Gujarat are
taking advantage of this unique opportunity. The meet is being organised
once a year.
Marriage Bureau For Type 1 Diabetes:
Due to social stigma attached with the type 1 diabetes, such children face
many hurdles for their marriage or they have to do compromise at one or
other level. For the first time in the world we have started marriage
counselling cum marriage bureau for children with type 1 diabetes. National
and international media as well as magazines have taken notice of it. We
have received many bio-data from all part of India as well as abroad.
Majority of those are from girls. We are successful in tying a note of 18 Type
1 Diabetes. Among them, in 5 couples both are type 1, while in 8 couples
counterpart is healthy.
"Project Shravan - Save a Leg" Project:
Diabetic foot disease is known to be a major cause of morbidity and is a
leading cause of non traumatic amputation. More than 90% of limb can be
saved from amputation if timely diagnosis is done with modern instruments
and proper treatment is given. We are providing our expert services to
diabetic foot patients either free or at affordable rate to prevent foot
amputation. We also organized diabetic foot screening camps. We are
spreading awareness related to diabetic foot in general population.
Project Shravan was launched at Swaminarayan gurukul, Ahmedabad on
14/6/2015. Unique concept of reviving Indian culture in which son /
daughter take care of their father / mother is incorporated for Diabetic foot
care. In this project training is given to children of diabetic patients for how
to take care of feet of their parents/ grandparents and thus prevent
amputations. On the day 108 pairs of two generation came together, where
younger generation has washed their parents/ grandparents feet and get
knowledge of foot care.
We are also spreading awareness and educating people through social
medias, our websites:
www.stopdiabetesindia.org & www.swasthyaindia.com.
We are also managing online diabetes forum:
https://healthunlocked.com/diabetesindia/, which has more than 40000
members with in a period of two year. The Diabetes India forum connects
people affected by Diabetes. Through this forum one can share their views
and experiences and also ask the questions and get answers regarding
diabetes from community members and experts. We also spread word of
awareness through social medias like facebook, twitter and whatsapp.
LIFE STYLE MODIFICATION CAMPS:
For last couple of years, Dr. Mayur Patel in association with AIIDR, YDS
Centre and Shivanand ashram organises 10 days yoga camp which includes
flexibilities, diet advice, diabetic education, and screening diabetes. Around
1000 people participate in each camp. Every year 4 camps are being
YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAM:
21 days residential yoga teachers training program are organized twice a year.
People from both within and outside country participate in the programme.
They are also given education on various aspects of diabetes and other lifestyle disorders.
Every year 2 Yoga teachers training program are conducted.
WORLD DIABETES DAY CELEBRATION- A NOVEL WAY:
We celebrate World Diabetes Day every year. As a part of World Diabetes
Day celebration, a giant yoga (Asanas, Pranayam & Meditation) camp was
organized in the cricket stadium at Ahmedabad city, Gujarat State 6000
people attended the camp (probably largest gathering in the world on world
diabetes day!!!!!) daily between 5.00 am to 7.00am from 11 th November to
19th November 2003.
Diabetes Education program has been conducted on daily basis at Swasthya
Diabetes Care, which is open for all and free for all. Total 298 such programs
has been conducted in this year. Diabetes awareness lectures were also
conducted in Bhuj Leuva Patel Hospital, Kutch on last Sunday of every
month. Apart from daily educational program at Swasthya and camps we also
conduct diabetes educational program in community gatherings.
FREE DISTRIBUTION OF EDUCATIVE MATERIAL:
Educational material like pamphlets, posters, booklet, and CDs on diabetes
distributed to the public free of cost.
FREE DRUGS & SUPPLY:
We provide free treatment to needy diabetic patients either free of cost or at
affordable rate. We have supplied medicines/ Insulin free of cost to more
than 1000 diabetic patients.
In which nearly 1500 freshly prepared food items are put for the display.
Items are placed according to their calorie value, glycemic index, impact of
blood sugar etc. More than 15000 people visited the exhibition and get
knowledge of diet in diabetes.
EXHIBITION FOR GENERAL PUBLIC:
Awareness, education, screening, early detection of complications,
investigations, on each & every aspects of diabetes management including
diet, exercise, yoga, treatment (latest & future), monitoring, prevention,
methods of insulin injections, foot care.
VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
The institute carries out educational activities for medicos, paramedics as
well as non medicos. Various activities organised by the institute for medicos
are fellowship in diabetology, certificate course in diabetology, Updates,
CMEs, national conference as well as international conference. The institute
provides facilities for doing PhD. It also trains people to become dietitian,
health educator and medical laboratory technician.
We desire to expand our activities both horizontally and vertically. We have
many more projects in pipeline. Many research projects are under
implementation and it is envisaged that results of these project shall add
new knowledge on the subject and provide better insight.