Diabscreen Kerala Camps
Diabscreen Kerala is the prestigious project of P.Kesavadev Trust, launched in
the year 1997 and headed by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev. Promoting diabetes awareness for
over 20 years, the Diabscreen Kerala team comprising of the multidisciplinary team of doctors,
dieticians, nurses, diabetes educators, pharmacists, psychologists etc. conduct multiple awareness
sessions for the prevention and management of diabetes and other lifestyle illnesses stressing the
importance of evading the costly and debilitating complications of diabetes in addition to
educational, awareness and training programs as part of its social responsibility. Though the exact numbers
are not known, we had completed more than 660 camps across the country.
The activities of Diabscreen Kerala camps include free anthropometric measurements, lab investigations
followed by awareness sessions and consultation with a team of experts including doctors, dieticians,
diabetes educators and psychologists. The services including consultations are offered free of cost to the
participants of the camps. Medications including insulin are provided free and the participants are strictly
instructed to continue treatment with their treating physician.
Public education was initiated by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev and the team at a time when knowledge about the
consequences of diabetes was unknown to the public. Historically, this is supposed to be the first ever
organized and consistently run diabetes awareness program in the state of Kerala. The conduct of Diabscreen
Kerala camps have been severely affected by the COVID pandemic.