Title of the Project: Preventing and Treating Diabetes in People with Tuberculosis

Project Site: Tamil Nadu- Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur

Project Aim

  • The aim of the project is to prevent/control diabetes among patients with tuberculosis by training TB health care personnel in diabetes education, screening and control.

  • To develop a cost effective model for screening diabetes among TB patients.

Expected outcome:

  • Educating health workers and paramedics in diabetes screening and prevention

  • Training of doctors in diagnosis and effective management of diabetes

  • Prevention of diabetes in high risk groups (TB patients with IFG and IGT)

  • Creating awareness and educating TB patients on prevention and control of diabetes.

Expected Impact in 3 years:

1.Around 300 paramedics would be trained on the screening and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
2.Around 300 health workers would be trained in prevention of diabetes
3.An estimated 1000 doctors would be trained in prevention and management of diabetes.
4.Around 50 screening camps would be conducted
5.Creation of awareness and screening to about 2500 TB patients in prevention of diabetes


I – Training the doctors, paramedics and health workers in preventing diabetes among TB patients

II – Educating TB patients on prevention of diabetes

I. The first one year of intervention will be considered as a pilot phase of the project. In collaboration with above mentioned organizations, the project will be launched in Chennai.

Capacity building will take place at different levels. The TB health workers will be trained in diabetes prevention, detection and screening. The medical professionals will be trained in diabetes diagnosis and management of TB patients.

Inauguration of the project on 14th June 2009 at Hotel Taj Mount Road

From left Dr.S.K.Rajan – Professor Emeritus & Member Academic Board, MGR Medical University, Dr.Kumarasamy – Director Tuberculosis Research Centre, Dr.Muruganantham –Member, Medical Council of India, Thiru. S.Suburaj - Principal Secretary of Health & Family Welfare ,Govt. of Tamilnadu , Dr.Vijay Viswanathan – Managing Director, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes , Dr.Anil Kapoor – Managing Director, World Diabetes Foundation & Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean, DRC
Launch of the project by the Principal Secretary of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu
Thiru. S.Suburaj Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare is releasing the training materials
Audience during the inaugural function
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