Madhur Drishti is an initiative for raising awareness for diabetes related complications through family and friends of diabetics. The goal of Madhur Drishti is to help diabetics lead a Bright and Healthy life. We are initiating this movement by spreading awareness of diabetes related vision complication called Diabetic Retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a diabetes related complication arising in the vision of a patient. Diabetes, if not managed appropriately can cause this lifelong vision related complication. Diabetic Retinopathy, also known as DR causes damage to the retina which if not treated could eventually lead to blindness.
The test for Diabetic Retinopathy is a simple procedure. Generally an ophthalmologist performs the test by dilating the eyes and viewing the eyes through specialized camera. The test is non-invasive and is performed within minutes. Endocrinologists, Internal Medicine specialists and Ophthalmologists recommend DR screening for diabetics to be performed every 6 months.
Ophthalmologists generally perform the DR screening test using special equipment in their clinic or hospital. There are eye clinics and hospitals across cities and towns in India performing the tests. Madhur Drishti provides a brief list of test centers upon request. We also share the approximate charges for the screening test for each test center.
Are you a diabetic?
Pledge to get DR screening performed for yourself and spread the awareness. Take the first step and pledge to get yourself tested. Take a step closer to a healthy life.
Do you know a diabetic?
As a friend or family member of a diabetic, we urge you to stand up for the diabetic in your life and ensure that she / he undergoes a DR screening regularly. We believe the first step you take is a step closer to healthy life. You can take the first step by pledging your time to support the diabetic go through the first eye test for that DR screening.
We urge you to pledge to help the diabetic in your life undergo a retina test to screen for Diabetic Retinopathy. Pledging is a simple three step process:
Make the pledge: Fill the online pledge form with your pledge for the diabetic in your life you care about and you stand by. Declare your pledge by telling others about your pledge.
Take action on the pledge: Find a test center and schedule the test.
Fulfil the pledge: Get the test performed (you may or may not accompany for the test) and share the results with your Madhur Drishti Champion.
The power of pledging: You will see that when you pledge for someone you care and declare it to others, it gives you the power to act and fulfil it. This will show up in all aspects of your life.
Help you keep the promise: Madhur Drishti champions help you to fulfil your pledge, by helping you make effective communication and follow up and by helping you find resources you need. Our champions are always available through online forum, email and phone call
Show you care: When you pledge, you show everyone that you care. That helps you shape others' opinion of you.
Support others through the process: Seeing caring individuals commit a pledge and fulfil the pledge creates energy which gives strength to others to make new pledges.
Help spread the word: Your pledge will help us achieve our goal of spreading the awareness of diabetes related complications. Hundreds and thousands of people like you when pledge, it helps us spread the word
Diabetes is a disease caused by high levels of blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces classical symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger. As of Dec-2011, the population of diabetics in India has crossed 50 Million (5 Crore) mark. Diabetics in India account to 17% of the world's diabetic population.
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