Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 173-

Diabetes Day 2017


Jyothi Mariam Idiculla 
 Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Ethics, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Jyothi Mariam Idiculla
Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Ethics, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
India




How to cite this article:
Idiculla JM. Diabetes Day 2017.Indian J Endocr Metab 2018;22:173-173


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Idiculla JM. Diabetes Day 2017. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];22:173-173
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Full Text



It was a Tuesday to remember

The fourteenth of November

Women and diabetes was the theme

Empowering them was the scheme

A newborn child of a mother

With diabetes may be larger

Giving complications at delivery

With the baby breathless or quivery

Sometimes has low sugar and jaundice

For the mother and child, it is not nice

Teenage girls put on loads in weight

Periods and hair add to their plight

Scans show polycystic ovaries

Causing parents many worries

Apart from diabetes in gestation

Type 1 or 2 may afflict women

While one is due to autoimmunity

The other is mainly from obesity

Diabetes affects nerves and eyes

Heart, brain, feet, and kidneys

And in women, higher rate of mortality

Hence, this should be tackled in totality

Prevention by right eating and exercising

And regular checkups to keep optimizing

Diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol

To ensure healthy life for one and all

All these were told on the dais

There was also a mention of bias

As women most often give up a lot

Caring for themselves they do not

So, this year on Diabetes Day

A plea was made for all to say

A pledge to take care of lady folk

To this women and their kin awoke!

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Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.