Our best wishes for the Year 2019 to all our readers, advisory group and wellwishers. We have completed three years and this year has been very eventful; we have launched IC Foundation of Healthcare and Excellence (ICFHE), a not-for-profit organization for social interventions and are now connected to the community of 40,000 like-minded people. We have put this issue on the theme of “Innovation in Diabetes-Unmet needs“given India has 73 million population suffering from Diabetes and 50% of people are not even diagnosed properly which means 7% of the Indian population is diabetic. World’s 18% diabetics are in India, second largest in the world. At present, the world has 425 million diabetics which would become 629 million in the year 2045.
We intend to handle this menace by conducting awareness programs, find innovative methods to bring diagnostic tools and treatments at a lower cost with quality & behavior modification programs for preventive and curative measures.
The lifestyle changes are the key to the treatment of lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, obesity and select cancers. They cause complications for other parts of the body such as eyes, heart, kidney, and foot. People must be told of the importance of diet, exercise, and meditation in order to have a healthy lifestyle. We have taken this initiative and created a website to raise awareness of the latest scientific interventions www.experimentswithsugar.in
We intend to publish articles regularly of common interest and would also encourage the professionals in this field to share their experiences through our magazine. Our team participated in ESICON 2018, to learn latest on the diabetes treatment from the top experts. We have also surveyed the clinicians for their unmet needs and will soon be releasing the findings.
We plan to have the next issue on the theme Cyber4Health: security and privacy issues linked with the health sector and their solutions. Healthcare providers are welcome to share their articles and help us increase awareness in this new arena. Our cybersecurity training programs for senior officers of the Armed Forces and various healthcare organizations were very well received.
What is new in the kitty for 2019-a delegation visit to Sweden during the month of May for B2B meetings and Vitalis conference; regular club meetings, InnoHEALTH magazine issues, and webinars to promote and foster innovations; our annual international InnoHEALTH conference in October in New Delhi.
We request you to join in various initiatives and make your contributions towards a better world.