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The Ahmedabad Declaration, 2018: the family and diabetes

  • Banshi SabooEmail author
  • Sanjay Kalra
  • Pratap Jethwani
  • Rajeev Chawla
  • B. M. Makkar
  • A. K. Das
  • O. P. Gupta
  • S. V. Madhu
  • P. V. Rao
  • Sanjeev Phatak
  • Urman Dhruv
  • Arun Kumar
Short Article

Abstract

The family is the basic social unit and should be taken as the basic unit of engagement and intervention in diabetes care as well. Family members not only contribute to diabetes care and support but are also prone to all effects arising from this. Shared genetic and environmental factors lead to a higher prevalence of diabetes in family members, and open a window of opportunity for diabetes prevention as well. The Ahmedabad Declaration of 2018, titled “The Family and Diabetes” has been released during the Annual Conference of the Research Society for Study of Diabetes India (RSSDI). It supports the theme of World Diabetes Day 2018–2019 and lends its voice towards strengthening the family in our quest for optimal diabetes control.

Keywords

Community Compassion fatigue Diabetes Diabetes self-management education (DSME) Diabetes self-management support (DSMS) Family Society Prevention 

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© Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Banshi Saboo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sanjay Kalra
    • 2
  • Pratap Jethwani
    • 3
  • Rajeev Chawla
    • 4
  • B. M. Makkar
    • 5
  • A. K. Das
    • 6
  • O. P. Gupta
    • 7
  • S. V. Madhu
    • 8
  • P. V. Rao
    • 9
  • Sanjeev Phatak
    • 10
  • Urman Dhruv
    • 11
  • Arun Kumar
    • 12
  1. 1.Diacare - Diabetes Care & Hormone ClinicAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Bharti HospitalKarnalIndia
  3. 3.Jethwani HospitalRajkotIndia
  4. 4.North Delhi Diabetes CentreNew DelhiIndia
  5. 5.Dr. Makkar’s Diabetes and Obesity CenterNew DelhiIndia
  6. 6.Pondicherry Institute of Medical SciencePuducherryIndia
  7. 7.Dr. O P Gupta ClinicAhmedabadIndia
  8. 8.University College Of Medical Sciences and GTB HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  9. 9.Diabetes research SocietyHyderabadIndia
  10. 10.Vijayaratna Diabetes Diagnosis & Treatment Center, IndiaAhmedabadIndia
  11. 11.HCG HospitalAhmedabadIndia
  12. 12.Department of Community Medicine, Shaheed Hasan Khan MewatiGovernment Medical CollegeNuhIndia

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