The Department of Home Science, IIS (deemed to be University) in collaboration with C.K. Birla Hospital, Jaipur organized ‘Diabetes Health Talk’ on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. The speaker was Dr Abhinav K. Gupta, Consultant Endocrinologist, C.K. Birla Hospital, Jaipur. The speaker was accompanied by Mr. Deepesh Agarwal. The guests were welcomed with a memento presented by Prof. Ila Joshi, Head, Department of Home Science, IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur.

Dr. Gupta explained about diabetes, its risk factors, lifestyle modifications and the impact of diet on diabetes. He talked about the importance of monitoring and care during diabetes. He enlightened the students with case studies of patients to give a better insight into the situation. He involved the students by asking them questions and answering their queries.

The session was followed by a hands-on experience of checking blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Students were trained by a nursing professional. They practiced the use of sphygmomanometer and glucometer.

Thirty-eight students from the department participated in the session. The students had a learning experience and appreciated the idea of hand on training along with guest lecture.