Diabetes Foundation ( India )

Archives (2012-13)


The new building of Diabetes Foundation (India ) at Plot no. 3, Pkt B-11, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi was inaugurated on Sunday 10 February 2013, by its president Dr MG Karmarkar, in the presence of all the Governing Body members.

A comprehensive free health camp was organised at the new premises. The following services were offered free of cost:

  • anthropometric measurements (height, weight, waist circumference)
  • BP check
  • ECG
  • Random sugar check
  • Lipid profile
  • Uric Acid
  • Doctors' consultation - general, diabetes screening, neuropathy and eye check up
  • Free nutrition, diet and lifestyle advice


Dr. Ranjita Misra, PhD, CHES, FASHA ,Professor & Research Director, Center for the Study of Health Disparities (CSHD),Member, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition,Department of Health and Kinesiology , Texas A& M University, USA, accompanied by her students visited Diabetes Foundation (India) and Fortis C-DOC Diabetes Hospital, during their study abroad program to India in May 2012.

The purpose of the visit was to enhance the students’ understanding of the health issues, diseases, and services available for Indians in India. After a briefing by Dr. Anoop Misra, Dr. Ranjita Misra and her team of students were taken on a tour of the facility. Dr. Seema Gulati, Head Research team, DFI and Dr. Swati Bhardwaj, Vice head, Research, gave presentations on ongoing research projects under the aegis of DFI. This was followed by a brief presentation on Fortis C-DOC by Dr Ritesh Gupta, Clinical head, Fortis C-DOC and a meeting with researchers and doctors followed over tea and snacks.

"WDF Peer Programme”: Fortis C-DOC, N-DOC & DFI

The Board of the World Diabetes Foundation initiated a new training program called the "WDF Peer Programme”. The aim of this program was to support capacity building in the peer’s area of excellence i.e. capacity building for primary prevention.

With regard to this, Fortis C-DOC. N-DOC and DFI supported a Hosting Programme for a WDF Peers (participant) Dr Manoj Fernando for a period of 45 days i.e from April 2 - May 15, 2012. A training programme was devised primarily to apprise Dr Fernando about our health initiatives, school and community programs and our achievements in this regard.

Dr. Fernando is currently a part of the faculty of medicine, University of Colombo, and a lecturer in health promotion at Rajaratna University of Sri Lanka, and lecturer in Drug Abuse Management Diploma conducted by University of Colombo and National Dangerous Drugs Control Board.

Dr Pramod Khosla, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate Officer, Secretary, Union Reps - AAUP, Dept. of Nutr. and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, visited Fortis C-DOC and had a long meeting with Dr Misra and his research team, on further opportunities for research and collaboration. he also took a brief tour of the Fortis C-DOC facility. The meeting was followed by refreshments.


Diabetes Foundation India,
Plot No. 3 Pocket B-11, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070 INDIA
Tel: +91-11-4134 5550
[email protected]

Diabetes Foundation (India) (Regn no.- S/16551/8) is a non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 on 24 April 1986. FCRA approved. All donations are exempted according to the Income Tax Act 80 G of the Government of India.