Veteran Actor-director, Satish Kaushik has been battling diabetes for 5-6 years now. The man has been displaying amazing amount of energy and is a confirmed workaholic despite his medical condition. Satish Kaushik stands as an example to many people who have been fighting this disease and has been invited to Nashik to be a coveted speaker of 8th Annual conference of Maharashtra chapter of RSSDI (Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India) 2014. In a three day long event Mr. Kaushik will be speaking on how he has been living with the ailment for a few years now. The organizers believe that Satish Kaushik, is a front runner in the Indian film Industry and his speech will motivate a lot of people who have been diagnosed with diabetes which also at times makes people prone to depression. As per Rssdi.in 6 out of 10 Indians suffer from diabetes.
The conference will see endocrinologist Padma Shri Dr. Shashank Joshi and many others discussing on critical topics and challenges of the disease and Mr. Kaushik will rub shoulders with them. There will be workshops held for the usage of Insulin Pumps & CGMS and also on using smart phone apps. The conference is aimed at touching basis on varied questions and advancement of the disease.
Satsih Kaushik did not know of this disease initially. He started showing symptoms and went for a blood test which diagnosed his sugar levels and ever since he has been on a lifestyle management spree. Talking about this development Mr. Kaushik quipped, "Yes I have been invited by RSSDI to Nashik for a panel discussion. I really felt that I could add value to this platform as I have been adjusting to this disease for a while now. It came as a shock to me and I'm a foodie so the very thought of dropping a number of items from my menu card came across as a harsh reality. Luckily I don't have a sweet tooth so that was a huge relief but I have watched my sugar intake right from the time I got diagnosed, especially my tea and coffee. I also work out regularly which might be unbelievable to many people but I hit my treadmill religiously without fail. Given that my job hours are erratic, I have also made many minor lifestyle changes which keep me going".
Satish Kaushik also added, "I feel awareness levels on diabetes has also gone up phenomenally and keeping a regular check is not an issue these days. People are conscious and we also are blessed with advanced medical science these days to keep things under check. Luckily I have kept insulin shots at bay".
Looking at spirit, all we can say is way to go Mr. Kaushik, dauntless and driven.