World Diabetes Day Celebration 2017

In commemoration of the world diabetes day 2017, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, has organized a Cookery Competition in an effort to create awareness on the nutritional aspects of home management of diabetes.

The first three winners will be awarded cash prize on the valedictory function.

Date : 7th October, 2017 (Saturday) Time : 3 pm to 7 pm Venue : Darling Residency (Minipriya and Manapriya Hall) Topic : Breakfast for a pregnant women with diabetes

The Theme of world diabetes day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes’ with the slogan’ our right to a healthy future.

In an effort to create awareness among the public on nutritional aspects, the department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is organising a cookery competition on the topic – ‘Breakfast for Pregnant Women with Diabetes’ is being held on October 07, 2017 at Darling residency, Vellore.

The judges for the event were Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Scientist, Centre for Stem Cell Research, CMC, Vellore, Mrs. BeaulahPremkumar, Profesor& H.O.D., Medical Surgical Speciality I Nursing, CMC Vellore and Mrs. LeepicaDahiya, Teacher in Spring Days School, Erayangadu, Vellore. The judges were very appreciative of the efforts putting by the participants and also stressed of the needs for easy to cook simple but healthy food items that will help to prevent the rise of diabetes.

A total of 20 teams tested their culinary skills in cooking based on the topic “Breakfast for a pregnant women with diabetes”. The first prize won by the teachers team Ms. SoniayaPriya& Ms. Chamundeshwari from Narayani nursing college and the second prize went to the student team of Narayani Nursing college Ms. DelmaRakshantha & Ms. Nivetha Shankar and the third prize was given to Mrs. PrecillaPari.

The Consolation Prices were given to S. Deepadevi & Sakthi from CMC, Mrs. Sundari Arumugan from Lions Club and Mrs. Meena Chaudhary from CMC.


In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2017, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes andMetabolism has conducted a Dia-Quiz on "Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders" for Nursing Students at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore on 04th November 2017. Mrs. Ebenezer Ellen Benjamin, Professor & Head of Maternity Departmentwas the Chief Guest for the day.

A total of 299 students actively participated in the Preliminary written test and 4teams were qualified forthe final round.

The following were the Prize Winners:-

First Prize - Ms. Sherin K Susan Thomas, Ms. Indhu. R, Ms. Malavika. A.S & Ms. Ruble Mathew

Second Prize - Ms. SharmilaJayarani, Ms. Helan Priscilla. D, Ms. Pavithra, Ms. Marbanylla Rikynti Sawian

Third Prize - Ms. Harini. S, Ms. Bessy Prakash, Ms. SunithaSusans, Ms. Vasanthi. M


In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2017, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism conducted a Medi Quiz on "Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders" for Medical Students at New Examination Hall, Bagayam College Campus on 27th November 2017 Dr. Kuruvilla Prasad Mathew, Medical Superintendent and Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore was the Chief Guest for the day. A total of 16 teams participated in the Quiz competition and 4 teams qualified to the final round.

The following were the Prize Winners :-

First Prize [Team Sanger] - Soubhik Kumar Saha, Ahikam Devadason, Felix Samuel Ebenezer

Second Prize [Team Yallow] - Sheeba Sagar, John Roy, Abhipsha Anuranjana

Third Prize [Team Banting] - Anmol Jindal, Sudhamash Reddy, Karun Saathveeg Sam


In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day, the department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at CMC has conducted an essay and painting competition for school students and Quiz program for teachers around Vellore on 04th November 2017 at Darling Residency, Vellore.

The Topics for the competitions are:

Painting : Urbanization can worsen Diabetes, How? How can you make the city more conducive in preventing Diabetes?

Essay Competition : Diabetes Mellitus is an expensive disease. How can you cut down the cost of treatment?

Teachers Quiz : Science and General Health

Approximately 150 students and 30 teachers participated from 15 schools for the Essay,

Painting and Teachers Quiz Competition. The visually delightful paintings garnered with pristine creativity, were judged by Dr. Sudha Jasmine, Professor, Medicine Unit – III, CMC, Vellore, Mrs. Shandrila, Professor & Addl. Dy. Dean, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore and Mr. Durai Jasper, Public Relation Officer, Directorate, CMC, Vellore.

The winners of the painting competition were Ms. Naviya Thrunitha (First Prize – Shristi Matriculation School), Mr. Gautham (second Prize – Seventh Day Adventist school) and Ms. Abinaya (Third Prize – Vani Vidyalaya School).

The Teacher’s Quiz competition winners were Mrs. G. Pansy Sheela and Mrs. J.M. Violet (Voorhees Hr. Secondary School). The winners of essay competition will be declared after peer review.


Exhibition and Poster competition titled "How does Diabetes Affect the Patient and the Family economically?" was organized on 14th November, 2017 .Stalls were put up by the Departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Nephrology, Dental, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy, Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Dietary and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Free blood tests to detect diabetes mellitus, free foot examination, Eye examination and Dental examination for person with diabetes was done. The exhibition began with a word of prayer by Rev. SubirLal Nath and was inaugurated by Dr. Vikram Mathews, Associate director and Professor & Head, Department of Hematology. The judges for the poster competition were Dr. Merlyn Mary Ninan, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Dr. Srinivasa Babu, Professor, Department of Neurophysiology and Mrs. Ida Nirmal, Professor& Nurse Manager, Surgical Nursing Ward. The first prize went to Ms. Arima, Prosthetic and Orthotic Department, the second Prize to Ms. Beulah Alex, Staff Nurse (C ward), the third place to Ms.Rashmiya, Prosthetic and Orthotic Department. The consolation prize was awarded to Ms.Priyanaka Karmakar, IV year B.Sc. Nursing.


In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day 2017-18, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at CMC has conducted  a series of events namely Cookery Competition, Nursing Quiz, Medi Quiz, Essay Writing Competition in English & Tamil, Painting competition, Teacher’s Quiz, Exhibition & Poster Competition, and Self Composed Dance competition targeted towards school and college students around Vellore city from October 2017 to February 201/.  In appreciation of a tremendous support we got from the people, we organized a valedictory function to felicitate the deserving winners in each event.

The chief guest for the occasion was the The Chief Guest for the occasion is THIRU S.A. RAMAN, I.A.S, Vellore District Collector.   The Guest of Honour Dr. Vernon Lee, Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, CMC V, Dr. Asha Menon, General Practitioner, Mr. Augustine, Senior Musician, Octet Cantabile, Chennai,Dr. Swetha Singh, PG Registrar, Dept. of Radiology, CMC V, Dr. Vernon Lee, Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, CMC V and Dr. Sridhar Gibikote, Professor & Head, Dept. of Radiology, CMC Vellore.

The Collector appreciated the theme. He said:    If we gather at any function or any meeting we use to talk about routine things first then end up with the enquiry of sugar level.  If you do not have any sugar, it indicates a poor social status!   780million people  suffer from diabetes.  I like to thank Dr. Thomas Paul and Dr. Nihal Thomas and all your team members and doctors,. not only that you are also bring this subject to the knowledge of student community, ….they are the future generations.  We need a healthy generation for the future of India.  Obesity is the main problem facing developing countries I think it is the correct time to correct our lifestyle how to live,  diabetes can be driven away by following a  correct physical work pattern and  a healthy life style, robust exercise and balanced diet.  These are the three things we have to follow.    The junk food is the main culprit behind obesity now a days the younger generation faces.  The Government  of India and Government  of Tamil Nadu are concerned about the problem.  You must have heard from the RBSK scheme is being implemented by the both the  government the doctors are visiting all government schools and screening the children. They mainly find out the major elements like heart problem or lungs and whatever is major.  As far as diabetes is concerned, there is not much of a  focus.  So Dr. Thomas suggested, that a health team and health conscious committee can be constitute in the schools and colleges to find out the student has got the diabetes or related problems.  Not only that, these  health related issues.

That is also a welcome idea also, we can do that.  So much of private, CBSC, and  matriculation schools are now a days form their own teams in some of the states in India.  So we can also implement the same here as well.  So through … dance is also one of the finest art forms of human being we learn from olden days.  So dance is also essential for human being that has been highlighted today. I wish to congratulate all the college and school students who shown their talents today.   We are very much appreciated their talents here.   This evening has become a lively thing for all the CMC doctors  and general public not only for the diabetes and well being for the human community.

A dance competition based on the theme " How Does Diabetes Affect Us Economically?" was conducted. Around 160 students from 6 schools & 9 colleges participated in the competitions. Among the schools, the first prize was bagged by St. Marks Matriculation Higher Secondary School  followed by St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, kosapet in the second place and Vani Vidyalaya, Katpadi and N.Krishnaswamy Mudaliar Higher Secondary School, sainathapuram in the third place Among colleges, Addon Institute Of Medical Mission And Research Centre, won the first prize, followed by  Narayani College of Nursing and Arcot Sri Mahalakshmi Women's College of Nursing in the second and third places respectively.

The event was concluded with a Vote of thanks by Dr. Nihal Thomas, Professor & Head Unit-I, Endocrinology, CMC Vellore.

Valedictory Function & Dance competition Photos

Dance Competition for School Students

Dance Competition for College Students Followed by Valediction