Columbus, NE (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
The local annual diabetes awareness day is the biggest such event in Columbus, Nebraska, encouraging people to get tested for diabetes. Nabin Sapkota, MD, the author of “Symptoms and Diagnosis” book project is working together with Columbus Community Hospital to make this year’s diabetes awareness day a big success. They have announced a series of media events talking about the symptoms of diabetes.
“The first media interview in which I will talk about diabetes awareness month will be a radio interview with KJSK AM radio on September 11 at 7:30 am. The number of people with undiagnosed diabetes in this part of the country is alarmingly high. Many patients get the diagnosis when they already have complications from diabetes. It is very sad to report that many cases of organ damage in these patients can not reversed at that stage. We need to encourage more people to get tested for diabetes before symptoms appear”, says Dr. Sapkota.
Dr. Sapkota continues,”As the author of ‘Symptoms and Diagnosis’ book project, I have always been passionate about spreading this message to get tested for diabetes. I have uploaded an instructional video about the most common symptom of diabetes on the book project website. It is the second most popular video on the site after the video about throwing up blood. The article that follows this video illustrates that the most common symptom of diabetes is no symptom at all. It encourages people to get tested before they get sick.”
“Besides the radio interview, the video production and the website article, I will also be writing informational article about diabetes in Columbus Telegram, the local newspaper. The newspaper article will be published on Tuesday, September 11, the same day as the radio interview. We hope to get people talking about diabetes screening,” the Nebraska doctor adds.
Dr. Sapkota concludes, “I would like to thank all local media personnel and Columbus Community Hospital for taking the initiative to help spread this important message about diabetes. This will certainly benefit our community and may help save many lives.”