New Delhi: In an awareness programme, ‘Jagran Pahel’ initiated by the Jagran Group, young girls of the Sarvodaya Kanya School, Zafrabad were informed about the evils of diabetes. Special emphasis was laid on pregnant women suffering from diabetes and its treatment.

In the programme, the girls were made aware of causes, symptoms and prevention of diabetes. Dr SC Lekha said, “Junk food like burgers, pizza should be avoided as they increase the risk of diabetics.”

He said, “Number of diabetic patients is spiraling up, which is alarming. Pregnant women must undergo pathological test for the disease.”

The girls hurled many queries to doctors regarding the disease. The doctors dwelt on queries like control of diabetes, effect of diabetes on the eye, similarities between obesity and diabetes, increasing sugar level under stress, benefits of eating bitter gourd and berries.