According to the recent ICMR-INDIAB study (2011), India has 62.4 million people with diabetes and 77.2 million people with pre-diabetes. The increase in prevalence of diabetes and its associated complications is going to create a huge burden on health and economy in the coming years.

  • Parameters screened using standardised techniques random blood sugar, blood pressure, height & weight (BMI)
  • Interviewer administered questionnaire used to collect data demographic details and history of diabetes.


Non-communicable disease (NCD) are now recognized as major cause of mordity and mortality worldwide. The major NCDS accounting for the highest burden of ill health are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

These conditions have long silent and asymptomatic phase and are frequently not diagnosed until complications appear. Diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases can be prevented to a large extent by lifestyle and dietary changes.


Benefits from Project SAND

  • Free of cost check up for blood pressure and blood sugar.
  • Identify new cases of diabetes.
  • Identify new cases of hypertension.
  • Awareness regarding importance of weight reduction in those who are overweight and obese.
  • Known persons with diabetes can check for adequacy of their blood glucose control.
  • Known persons with hypertension can check for adequacy of their blood pressure control.
  • Identify persons who are at high risk for development of diabetes and to take appropriate steps to prevent it.


Significant Observations - Growing Challenge of Diabesity

  • Prevalence of diabetes increase with age but more and more young people are getting diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Half of total population is above ideal body weight.
  • Urgent need to prevent twin global epidemics of diabetes and obesity.


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MOU Signed between VMF & MDRF

VMF has also signed MOU to pursue research and education in the field of diabetes with Dr. V. Mohan, President of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF).


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There is an urgent need to prevent the emerging twin global epidemics of diabetes and obesity known as ‘DIABESITY’. Requests your partnership / sponsorship.


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