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Nepalese community hears about improving awareness and control of diabetes

Published: 24 September 2019 at 15:09

Dr Raju Sapkota with members of Hayes and Harlington's Nepalese community

Dr Raju Sapkota delivers talk to Nepalese community in West London

Dr Sapkota, whose research expertise and interests are centred on diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in Asians, was invited by community representatives in Hayes and Harlington to talk about improving control of the condition.

Community chairman Mr Bharat Shrestha said:

"The presentation was very impressive and people loved it. I have received lot of positive feedback from the community members. The session has lots of good information, very engaging and informative. [The] Q&A also covered a lot of good ground and Dr Raju Sapkota has lots of examples in the Nepalese language to share to explain the importance of managing diabetes.”

Dr Sapkota is a qualified optometrist, and Research Fellow in our Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI).

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness, but there is a lot we can to control diabetes – and lower the risk of vision loss. Read more about our research in this area.