Free Medical camps - Diabetic awareness classes and exhibitions.
ADWA conducts a number of Diabetes awareness camps all over the State of Kerala. At these camps free check-up and treatment is provided to more than 300 patients. Along with this a Diabetes exhibition is organized and the patients and their families are given awareness classes on various topics like foot complications of Diabetes, diet and exercise, role of tablets in treatment of Diabetes, eye complications of Diabetes, Insulin injection techniques and many other topics of relevance to the patients. These camps are conducted on a monthly basis in the different districts of Kerala.
School health programme for diabetic awareness
ADWA has undertaken another task which could have a significant long term impact in checking the diabetes epidemic The association have begun a programme of diabetes awareness and lifestyle modification in schools. The target are young children in the age group of 10-14 years. We conduct a short interactive session in these schools with twin objectives on making the children think about why diabetes is a global epidemic today and that could thy do to lead healthy lifestyle and avoid diabetes. The reasoning behind this programme is that such messages given to young children at an impressive age will have a much greater long term impact. With the leadership of Urmila Griffith (Diabetic Educator – England) ADWA conduct so many school health programmes in and around Ernakulam city in the month of November 2014.
Free insulin distribution for poor patients
Free insulin is provided on a regular basis by ADWA to more than 1000nos patients who cannot afford to buy insulin. In 2014, ADWA distributed 1300nos of insulin bottles. 540nos to Waynad Amrita Kripa hospital, 360nos to Vallikkavu hospital and 400nos to selected poor patients from ADWA office.
ADWA Membership: Life and Annual
To organize awareness programmes for diabetic patients day to day living, conduct educational programmes for patients and their family members, render counselling and to create a platform for the patients to share their experience and learning and also to undertake programmes and projects which may enhance the welfare of the members of the association are the major motives of the entire association. Currently ADWA have 3365 members.
Life membership - Rs. 850/-
Annual membership - Rs.450/-
Free health check-up for ADWA members for alternate years
This checkup includes Blood pressure, Blood sugar test. Detailed evaluation of eyes, foot, heart, kidney and nervous system are also part of the check up.
All patients will be examined with the results by a doctor from the Endocrinology department of AIMS and given appropriate advice.
Individual dietary counseling is also part of the checkup.
The actual cost of such as checkup is Rs. 2000/-
This checkup is done free every year for ADWA members.
In the Endocrinology and Diabetes department is very busy and getting appointments with senior consultants is sometimes not easy. ADWA members will be given preference for appointments and also seen on a priority basis in the outpatient department. So that there waiting time will be minimal.
Become a Member
- Diabeat 1 year subscription for ADWA Member - Rs. 120/-
- Diabeat 3 year subscription for ADWA Member - Rs. 300/-
- Diabeat 1 year subscription for Non Member - Rs. 150/-
- Diabeat 3 year subscription for Non Member - Rs. 450/-
Amrita Jeevan Project
ADWA has adopted 3 tribal villages in Waynad. A team of Doctors and paramedical staff visit the tribal areas once in three months and provide free investigations, check-ups and medications for all the patients with Diabetes and Thyroid problems.
General body Meeting
In a year, ADWA conducts four General body meetings which include diabetic awareness seminar, panel discussion, diabetic workshop etc. at Amriteswary Hall at Amrita institute of Medical Sciences.
Young diabetes Association
We have 143 members till now.
Walker, Wheelchair and Crutches to poor patients as rental basis.