Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 14 : Roche, a pioneer in innovative diabetes technologies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre to develop a Centre of Excellence to fight diabetes across South India.
Roche will facilitate training and education for healthcare professionals at its Centre in order to upgrade their skill sets by teaching them about IPDM (Integrated Personalised Diabetes Management), a new model of diabetes treatment. The company will also provide clinical research and patient support.
As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), about 425 million people are affected with DM worldwide, and this number is estimated to reach 629 million by the year 2045, a press release said here on Thursday.
India ranks second in the world, closely following China, with almost 73 million Indians living with diabetes.
With a projected prevalence of over 134 million, India is estimated to surpass China by the year 2045.
Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centres (JDC), Kerala is a pioneer in evidence based technologies, telemedicine and team based care with a proven track record over two decades.
The major strength of this organization is the practice of structured glucose monitoring programs integrated with training, teaching and customized treatment protocols.
JDC has been in the forefront introducing the safest and the latest therapies and technologies such as newer oral medications, insulin, insulin pumps, glucose sensors and AI based platforms.
JDC is an ISO certified centre and is the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) approved Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and Excellence in Education in Kerala.
The centre is known for its unique telemedicine-based follow-up (DTMS®) facility and virtual consultations and caters to the requirements of thousands of patients in more than 25 countries.
The core strength of the centre is its trained team of physicians and the multidisciplinary team involved in patient care.
The centre is also known for original research in the field of diabetes, most of which have been published in indexed medical journals and presented at scientific conventions at international (USA, Europe, Australia, Canada etc.) and national level.
The centre also publishes a free monthly internet-based diabetes newsletter ‘JDC Diabetes Gems’ since 2008 to impart education to the patients and medical fraternity. (UNI)