Agasanapura Renukaprasad - Advancing Diabetes Care
Dr Renukaprasad Agasanapura is a Diabetes Consultant, and the Founder and Managing Director of the New Diacare Centre & Polyclinic, which specialises in diabetes education and care. His contribution to the management of diabetes was recognised by an award from the Research Trust of Diabetes India in 2021.
Dr Renukaprasad Agasanapura is a Diabetes Consultant, and the Founder and Managing Director of the New Diacare Centre & Polyclinic which specialises in diabetes education and care. He explains why he chose to study at a UK institution, what the award means to him, and his plans after completing the course.
Dr A R Renukaprasad chose to pursue postgraduate study in order to increase his knowledge and further the support he could offer to those with diabetes in his community. His contribution to the management of diabetes was recognised by an award from the Research Trust of Diabetes India in 2021.
He explains why he chose to study at a UK institution, what the award means to him, and his plans after completing the course.
Why I chose BCU
When I was looking for courses to enhance my existing knowledge, I wanted to see if there was an option to study with a UK university. When I realised that I could study at BCU through an online course, I applied straight away. The university has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment, and being able to do this virtually has enabled me to study and work at the same time.
The course is teaching me a lot about the practical aspects of Diabetes Management that I haven’t come across before. This will help me offer more bespoke support and care to my patients and the wider community.
I was honoured to receive the award for ‘The Best Contribution in Management of Diabetes’ from the Research Trust of Diabetes India. I am passionate about diabetes and to receive recognition for my hard work is great. Only one person is selected for the awards from each state in India, and only 15 people were selected for the whole country.
My plans after graduation
As a health care professional, it is important to keep up to date with modern medical advances, and my course is helping me to do that. After I have completed the course, I hope to continue to provide better health care to those in my community with diabetes. I particularly want to help those with diabetes to live without additional complications related to the illness and encourage early screening for its associated conditions.
Educating my community about diabetes is very important to me, and I have plans to raise awareness through activities including appearances on radio talk shows; contributing to TV programmes; writing for newspapers and monthly magazines in my local language; conducting digital diabetes education classes for people with diabetes; building WhatsApp Broadcast Groups to share knowledge about diabetes through posters, messages, videos and audio clips; and conducting free diabetes screening camps and awareness talks for the general public, corporate companies and NGOs in India.