About Nutrition and Diabetes India

About Nutrition and Diabetes India, A Core Group of IAPEN

Nutrition and Diabetes India A Core Group of IAPEN

The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.

Nutrition and Diabetes India is a core group of IAPEN (The Indian Association for parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) is started by Dr Shilpa Varma, Clinical Nutritionist, Bellevue Multispeciality Hospital, Mumbai with the help and support of IAPEN Members and Lifelong Learners in Advanced Clinical Nutrition with more focus on Diabetes.  

The Nutrition and Diabetes, India, A core group of IAPEN is devoted to the study of metabolic problems associated with diabetes and their nutritional implications and management.

The total number of people with diabetes is projected to rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030*1(WHO, 2019). There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India. India is grappling with the growing burden of treating diabetes and the complications that stem from uncontrolled high blood sugars such as kidney disease/failure, amputation, blindness and numerous other conditions. Hence evidence-based knowledge about Diabetes and Nutrition is an integral requirement of the diabetes management teams to combat this global burden. 

Trained healthcare professionals with sound knowledge about Diabetes and Nutrition play a vital role in aiding management and empowering the patient with the knowledge needed to manage his/her diabetes and prevent complication and ensure optimal treatment outcomes towards positive health goals. 

IAPEN main interest is to promote lifelong learning in Advanced Clinical Nutrition and this core group will help in promoting and developing guidelines for diabetes patients.  

Meet the Council

Hon Chairperson 
Dr C S Chamania, Hon President, IAPEN

Honorable Members
Dr Ashwin Dabhi
Dr Shilpa Joshi
Dr Rita Patil
Dr Shivakumar
Dr Divya Chaudhary
Vidhyapriya R
Datta Patel
Dr R Radha
Dr Utsa Basu
Sucharita Sengupta
Dr Safal Mahadik
Ranu Singh
Bhakti Samant
Aarti Nalawade
Anuradha Sharma
Arti Kumari
Apeksha Thakkar
Usha Pinnamraju
Shruti Bharadwaj
Kiran Mai
Nomi Mohan
Phebe Vinodhini
Shilpa Thakur
Tina Saha
Dr Mansi Patil
Fatima Randhanpurwala
Shweta Singh
Eshanee Gangopadhyay
Bansari Rao
Mahvish Raza
Deeksha Thakur
Nidhi Kaku
Rameesa N
Raslika Agarwal
Priyanka Sadhukhan
Aparna Tandon
Aninditha Ghosh
Smruti Mishra
Sirisha Boddepalli
Azam Khan 
Dr Trishita Issar
Anupriya Sharma

The Indian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (IDECB) 
Dr V Seshiah
Dr Ashwin Dabhi
Dr Sunil Gupta
Dr A. Panneerselvam
Dr A Shankar
Dr Ramesh Gupta
Dr Shilpa Varma

Hon Chief Program Officer
Dr Shilpa Varma

Email  your complete biodata to iapendiabetes@gmail.com or call to +91 9769373742 (Dr Shilpa Varma, Programme Officer, Nutrition and Diabetes, India, A core group of IAPEN). 

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