World Diabetes Day Celebration 2019

“ Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”(Adelle Davis). This is an of heard phrase. With the rampant rise in diabetes in India even at younger age, does this quote pertain to diabetic patients ?? Probably or certainly not !!. The department of Endocrinology, CMC Vellore had organized a cookery competition on the theme “ A Diabetic Dinner” on the evening of 28 th September 2019, which was a melange to exhibit the culinary skills for the people of vellore. The event was graced by panel of experts from CMC, Vellore. Dr. Sujatha Charles, Senior Physician, OG Dept. CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus, Mrs. Florence Sekaran, H.O.D., Speciality 5 Nursing, Mrs. Jayalakshmi Senior Dietitian, Dietary Dept. CMC Vellore.

The event witnessed the zealous participation of nearly 30 school & college students and home makers. A myriad of nutritious and sumptuous low calorie dishes with vegetable salads were prepared with grains such as fox tail millets, horse gram, Ragi, dhall. Novel recipes namely “ Oats oothaapam”, Chicken wheat semya, foxtail millet dosa, Guava chutney, Codomillet upma were deliciously prepared and aesthetically presented. The recipes were evaluated on the basis of nutritive and calorific value, cost of ingredients, time duration of cooking, and taste.

Mrs Jayalakshmi addressed the gathering on the importance of adequate intake of high quality protein low carbohydrate diets and portion size of the meal. She reinstated that fats are not deadly for diabetics and moderation is the key to diabetes control in addition to physical activity and medical care. Taking cue from recent research, Mrs Jayalakshmi stated that a possibility exists to reverse diabetes in the initial stages, through adherence to a low calorie diet and adequate physical activity. In addition, the perils of overt mobile usage on sleep deprivation and health was reiterated.

Mrs Florence addressed the gathering on the importance of right cooking methods and the merits of low carb diet and portion size of the meal. She reinstated that fats are not deadly for diabetics and moderation is the key to diabetes control in addition to physical activity and medical care. The jargon for today’s world can be rephrased as “The right portion of carbohydrates everyday, keeps the diabetic doctor away”. With a plethora of online and social media sources of dietary recipes, there is a boom on fat diets. One must exercise caution in choosing the right diet for diabetic patients, and should be done under medical advice.

The first prize was bagged by Mr Rohit and Ragul of Muthuraman Arts college, for the recipe “Ragi and Vegetable kuzhipaniyaram, multigrain oothapam with mint chutney. Mrs Chitra priya and Durga of Vellammmal Bodhi campus school stood winners of second prize for their recipe of keto diet comprising of multigrain pancake, fenugreek seed pancake and mint chutney. The menu comprising of paneer omlette, Oats paniyaaram, wheat semya, Little millet pancakes prepared by Ms Asha and Nancy moulica bagged the third prize. Consultation prizes were also awarded to participants. The cash prizes and trophies would be awarded to the winners during the valedictory function to be held in February/ March next year.

Cookery Competition - Pictures

In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2019, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism conducted a Dia-Quiz on "Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders" for Nursing Students at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore on October 22, 2019. Mrs. Regina Xavier, Professor & Additional Deputy Nursing Superintendent, was the Chief Guest for the day.

A total of 480 students are participated in Preliminary written test and 4teams qualified to the final round.

The following were the Prize Winners:

First Prize
  • Ms. Arul Mary Vinciya.
  • Mr. Prithiviraj. M,
  • Ms. RanjanaNainar,
  • Ms. Leena. K
Second Prize Shared by two teams
  • Ms. Adeline Hepsibah. A,
  • Ms. Rajkumari. M,
  • Ms. Sharon Shaji,
  • Ms. Kaviya. S
  • Ms. Honey Augustine,
  • Ms. Anu Jacob,
  • Ms. Sherin Grace,
  • Ms. Chewanthi
Third Prize
  • Ms. Sharon Mariam Mathew,
  • Ms. Anu K Paul,
  • Ms. Roymol Abraham,
  • Ms. Racheal. S

Nursing Quiz - Pictures


In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2019, 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 November 05, 2019. Dr. Joy Michael, Vice Principal (Research) & Professor in Microbilogywas the Chief Guest for the day. A total of 11 teams participated in the Quiz competition and 4 teams qualified to the final round.

The following were the Prize Winners:

First Prize

Souradipta Banerjee, Osborn Benedict, SauravRath

Second Prize

Vishakha Isaac, MohanaPriya, HerminJedidah

Third Prize

HaariniSundar, Areeba Ahmad, Kamatham Shiny Simon 


Medi Quiz - Pictures


The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at CMC Vellore conducted the ‘Essay and Painting Competition for School Students, on and Teachers’ Quiz’ on 10th November, 2018 at Darling Residency, Vellore.

228 students and 32 teachers participated from 24 schools for the ‘Essay, Painting and Teachers Quiz Competition’. The chief guest for the event was Dr. B.J. Prashantham, Director , Professor of Counselling Psychology, Christian Counselling Center. In his keynote address, he facilitated the participants as well as the winners and also spoke about the relevance of diabetes as an emerging epidemic in India. He underscored the individual’s right to good health, their duty to prevent what can be prevented and to seek treatment early. Additionally, he highlighted the necessity of support from the family for the patients live the normal life. He encouraged the students to spread awareness and inspire others to do the same.

The visually delightful paintings,on the theme ‘Family support in diabetes’, garnered with pristine creativity, were judged by Dr. Aureen Ruby D’Cunha, Assistant Professor from the Department of Paediatric Surgery, CMC Vellore, Mrs. Lilly Prasad, Professor from the Department of Paediatric Nursing, CMC Vellore and Dr. Reeba Roshan, Lecturer from the Department of Developmental Paediatrics, CMC Vellore.They commended the students’ artistic perception and innovative ideas regarding the challenges faced by the family of a diabetic which translated on to the canvas. The paintings depicted the various subtle difficulties that patients face and how their family can be the motivators they needto overcome these.

Out of 57 paintings, the 1st prize for the painting competition was bagged by Ms. Liviya Laakshi, from Vani Vidhyalaya while the Second and third Prizes went to Ms. Valli from Desia Matric Higher Secondary School and Ms. Avanthika from BMD Jain School, respectively. Consolation prizes were awarded to Ms. Sandhya from Sunbeam CBSE School and Ms. Lavanya from Sparks Matriculation School.

The Teacher’s Quiz saw fervent competition where Mrs. Joyce Jaya Kumar and Mrs. K. Chithra from Shristi Matriculation School came out on top. The Second prize went to Mrs. Vinitha. S and Deepa. S from Spark Matriculation Higher Secondary School and the third prize was shared between Mrs. Shalini and Mrs. Anitha Sara from IDA Scudder school and Mrs. Sri Maragatha Valli. G and Mrs. Flora Regina from Shrishti Vidyashram.

The winners of the essay competitionon the theme ‘How can I prevent diabetes from affecting my family members?’ will be declared after review.

These prizes will be awarded during the valedictory function which will be held in Feb-2019.

School Competition - Pictures

In order to express our solidarity for people living with diabetes and to reinforce our commitmenttowards fighting this deadly disease, the Department of Endocrinology, organized an Exhibition 15th November, 2019 in the CMC Hospital Town Campus . The theme for the year was family and diabetes. There were more than 120 entries for posters competition on the topic ‘Diabetes foot’. Several stalls including that of dietetics, physiotherapy, nephrology, ophthalmology, prosthetics and orthotics,cardiology, foot care and several other areas were organized for exhibition.

Prof. T Jacob John, BC Roy awardee and founder Head of the Department of Virology graced the function as the Chief Guest, and spoke on diabetes as a disease governed by the mind and that behavior modification was the most important feature in implementing it's control.

Thematic posters were judged by Dr. Albert Abhinay Kota, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Dr. JachinVelavan, Assistant Physician,Grade I, Distance Education Unit and Mrs. Sheela Durai, Professor, Surgical Nursing Department.They commended on the innovation shown by the participants in the making of the posters, to shed light upon the toll that diabetes takes on the patients and how their families can make this burden lighter.

Mr. M.D Arroon from the Dept of Anesthesia won the first prize while the second prize was bagged by Ms. Beautlin Deva Sunitha from Labour Room and the third prize was shared by Ms. Latha, A9 Ward, Ms. Deep Shiku from Community Health Dept., and Ms. Reshma .P from D.HLPT.

The consolation prizes were awarded to Mr. Sasi Kumar. N from D.HLPT, Ms. Priyadharshini from Q6W, Ms. Nancy Priya from SICU, Mr. Prabhu. V from HLRS, Ms. Deva Kirubai from Labour Room, Ms. Susee from Community Dept and Ms. Ilakiya from B Ward.

The judges lauded the dedication and the effortsvested by the staff for the organization of the function. The Department of Dietetics was awarded the first prize for the Best Stall while the Department of Cardiology was the runner-up.

Exhibition at CMC Vellore - Pictures

In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day 2019, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Christian Medical College, Vellore organised an Exhibition on 6th December, 2019 in the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus between 9.00am and 3.00pm, , on the theme “FAMILY AND DIABETES”.

The Departments of Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Nephrology, Physiotherapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Dietetics along with the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism put up stalls which disseminated  awareness about diabetes, its complications and the scope for its prevention.  Screening for diabetes was performed for 281 patients. Foot and eye examination too was done for them.  They were also educated on the various challenges they would face and how they can be overcome.

The exhibition began with a word of prayer by Rev. Vijayakumar.  Dr. Sowmya Sathyendra, Professor & Head, Medicine Unit-3, CMC Vellore was the Chief Guest for the day.

Exhibition at CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus - Pictures

In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day 2019-20, 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, Video clipping competition, and Self Composed Dance competition targeted towards school and college students around Vellore city from October 2019 to March 2020. In appreciation of a tremendous support we got from the people, we organized a Self-Composed Dance Competition for School & College Students in Darling Residency on 7th March, 2020. Theme for School students:- How can Diabetes affect the Heart? and Theme for College students :- Is diabetes associated with depression?, followed by a Valediction programme.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Lakshmi Seshadri, Former head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr Lakshmi Seshadri is a legend in her own right, wherein her book is now the most widely read text book in obstetrics and gynaecology in the whole of India. She highlighted the importance of prevention of lifestyle diseases through exercise and that dancing is a major form of exercise which is culturally appropriate as well as intense for the community. Indian dancing has the elements of cultural values strongly ingrained. The body of an Indian is supple and flexible and caters well towards these dancing styles which are good not only for the body of a young person, but sustainable for those who are grown up and elderly. Moulded forms of dancing involving fusion of Indian and Western styles appeal to the younger generation and are a via media for an excellent mode of exercise. Dr Lakshmi highlighted that the fact that despite Tamil Nadu having one of the better primary care and government health systems in the country, patients with grossly uncontrolled sugars were a common phenomenon. She highlighted the importance of screening and an early intervention along with intense patient education on how to cope with the problem was the only solution.

The judges for the event were Dr. Vasanth Mark Samuel, Associate Professor, Surgery, Unit-I, CMC Vellore, Dr. Sophy Korula, Professor, Child Health, Unit-I, CMC Vellore, Dr. Roshan Livingston, Professor, Dept. of Radiology, CMC Vellore, Ms. Padmapriya Srinivasan, Director, Padmashree Natyalaya, Ranipet, and Mrs. Joy Priyadharshini, Lecturer, Community Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Among the schools, the first prize was bagged by BMD Jain School, followed by Spark Matric Hr Secondary school in the second place and N.K.M Higher Secondary School. Among colleges, The Alied Health Sciences department of CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus won the first prize, followed by School of Nursing, Karigiri and Addon Institute of Medical Mission And Research Centre in the second and third places respectively. Winners of the Essay writing English are Badma Pooja. N & Malini. N shared the 1st prize from N.K.M. Hr secondary school, 2nd prize won by Sakthi Sri Devi from BMD Jain school and the 3rd Prize gone to Himavathi. S from Shrishti Matric hr sec school. Consolation prize given to Jaya Shree from Shrishti Matric School and Abhijathalima. S from St Marks.

Winners of the Essay writing Tamil are Preetha Sonali from St Marks Matric Hr Sec School followed by Swathi. S from Vani Vidhyalaya and V. Akash from Velammal Bothi Campus in the second and third places respectively. Consolation prizes given to Adhithi. M from Velammal Bothi Campus and Teekaraman from NKM Hr Sec School.

Video clipping competition winners are Amirthaa Varshini & team from Shrishti Vidyashram, Akshaya Sri from Spark Matric Hr Sec School, and Karthikeyan and team from BMD Jain school won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. The first prize winners for the video clipping highlighted school students trying to analyse as how to sort out and prevent diabetes and it’s complications in the community.

Another highlight of the competition was the dance performed by Ms Bannerjee, a class 2 student from West Bengal incorporating the finest skills of Bharadhanatyam

Dance Competition - Pictures

Dance Competition for School Students

Dance Competition for College Students Followed by Valediction