World diabetes day: Kerala to set up 360 degree metabolic centres in all districts 

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government will launch 360 degree metabolic centres in all districts to facilitate early diagnosis of diabetics. The health department aims to control the cases of diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and peripheral neuropathy in the state by this.

The department has decided to set up a statewide project as the centre established in the Ernakulam general hospital emerged successful.

The metabolic centres will also help to keep a check on the blood pressure and functioning of kidneys. Services such as diabetic tests for legs and eyes, pulmonary function test and diet counselling are also available here.

Soaring diabetic cases in Kerala

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Diabetics and Indian Council for Medical Research recorded diabetics for 24 per cent of Kerala's population. Another 18 per cent of the population are more likely to get affected by diabetes.

Nine lakh persons in the state have been detected with diabetes via lifestyle disease control programme of the Kerala health department.

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