New findings of huge increase in diabetes rates in rural Tamil Nadu within 15 years – press conference 25th February 2020

Chennai : February 25th 2020.  In order to study the current status of  diabetes in rural Tamil Nadu, the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and the University of Dundee have taken up a joint research collaboration to screen 15,000 people in 25 selected villages in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. The programme called is the TREND (Telemedicine pRoject for screENing Diabetes and its complications in rural Tamil Nadu) project has already screened over 8000 people till date. Headed by Professor Colin NA Palmer, Associate Dean for Research and Chair of Pharmacogenomics, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Dr.V.Mohan, Chairman and Chief Diabetologist – Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre and Director MDRF, the TREND project focuses on finding the burden due to diabetes and its complications in rural Tamil Nadu and providing novel solutions for its management. read more

The press conference created much interest with many write-ups in the press as well as in the electronic media (Television and Social media) including The Times of India, Trinity Mirror and The Hindu.        

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