MV Diabetes

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About Us

We are now NABH Accredited!. Tele-consultation is available with our Senior Diabetologist. Please send a whatsapp message to 9344396997. We have online yoga sessions covering special yoga for Diabetes and healthy lungs. Home collection services are available on request. Contact: +91 9841516318, +91 93443 96997. MV Hospital for Diabetes offers several cashless schemes for treatment. MV Hospital for Diabetes at Royapuram has saved the legs of more than 90,000 patients by its Comprehensive Diabetic Foot centre using the most advanced Foot salvage treatment. MV Hospital for Diabetes provides the most modern treatment Eg: needle less sugar monitoring and needle less insulin delivery

MV Diabetes


The very first hospital in India exclusively for diabetes, MV Diabetes is the preferred super specialty hospital for patients from India and abroad. We also conduct pioneering research, pursuing the next big breakthrough. As a leader in diabetes care, education, and research in India, we have a NABH-recognized, all-under-one-roof facility and a treatment approach that is customized, optimal and affordable. Our 65-bed tertiary care facility is well-equipped to treat diabetes and its advanced complications. Our in-depth know-how in diabetic foot care has seen us save more than 90,000 patients from prescribed amputation. Over the years we have grown to be one of the largest referral centers for diabetes, with 3,50,000 patient registrations. We put you at the center of our treatment eco-system and prepare you for a healthier, happier future.

India's Father of Diabetes Care


MV Diabetes has its origins in the early 1950s, when India was still in its infancy, and qualified doctors and well-appointed hospitals were hard to come by. And diabetes was a relatively unknown disease. Yet, nothing deterred Prof. M. Viswanathan, a young doctor who graduated from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, from starting MV Hospital as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for diabetes care.

Over the next 50 years, Under Prof. M. Viswanathan’s professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence. In the words of Paul Zimmet of Australia an internationally respected WHO Consultant in Diabetes, “The Diabetes Research Centre is an outstanding example of how pursuit of a dream and excellence produces exotic fruits. There are few centres in the world that can match the all-round capabilities of your Centre in — Care, Education, Research and Prevention. This blend enhances each of these areas and I would say the Diabetes Research Centre in Madras is one of the World’s finest diabetes establishments and its best-kept secret.”

Prof. Viswanathan has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers and articles in various prestigious National and International Journals. These include papers on collaborative research projects with various international research institutes including London University Hospital, UK., Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and other leading research centers in the US and Australia.

Prof. Viswanathan combined erudition, scholarship, and talent with sterling character and came to be referred to as ‘The Father of Diabetes in India”. His ambition was, “that something had to be done to alleviate the suffering of the diabetic patient… and that “every person having diabetes should be helped to live his normal span of life in health.”

He passed away on Ist March 1996 after carrying a relentless crusade in the areas of diabetes care and research. His passion and visionary zeal inspire every one of us at MV Diabetes to fulfill his ultimate, unfinished dream ~ a world without diabetes.

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan


Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, M.D., Ph.D. FRCP is the Head and Chief Diabetologist at the MV Hospital for Diabetes. Known as the doyen of Diabetic foot care in India, he did his Ph.D. in Diabetic Nephropathy, the country’s first Ph.D. in Diabetes. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Vivian Fonseca Award. He has saved nearly 90,000 patients from amputation, trained over 3000 doctors, and credited with around 270 research


Transformative diabetes care. Global Standards. Pioneering research. Experience and knowhow. Affordability. Empowering, pro-patient, empathetic care.


Every person having diabetes should be helped to live his normal span of life in perfect health.


A Happy, Healthy World Unburdened By Diabetes

Cashless Treatment

Cashless treatment refers to a healthcare service or facility wherein the patient does not need to make immediate payments for medical expenses at the time of receiving treatment. Instead, the healthcare provider directly settles the payment with the insurance company or a third-party administrator (TPA) on behalf of the patient. Insurance Coverage: The patient must have a health insurance policy that offers cashless treatment benefits. The policy should be valid and cover the specific medical condition or treatment required.

Meet our Bengaluru Diabetology Team​

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

M.D.,Ph.D.,FRCP (London), FRCP(Glasgow)

Dr. Vishnupriya Reddy


Dr. Sanjay B.S


Mrs. Padmavathy

B.Sc in Nutrition & Dietetics

Mr.Gokul Raj


Ms.Pragna swaroop,M.Sc in Nutrition & Dietetics

Mrs.Icy Shaju

Nursing & Midwifery

Mr. Gopal singh


Mrs.Uma Devi G


Mr. Riyaz Ahmed Khan


Mr.Sai kumar


Mr.Ameen shariff

D. Pharm

Dr. Shyam Sunder

MBBS,M.D.,D.N.B., D.M ( Card )

Mrs Rama bai




Dr. Dilip Dhanapal

MBBS,MS, urology

Dr. Amit Jain

MBBS,DNB(Surgery), FPS(Diabetic foot),Wound care specialist



Our Timeline



At our diabetes hospital, we combine cutting-edge treatments with compassionate care, empowering patients to live life to the fullest despite diabetes.


Vijaya Nursing Home established


Renamed as M V Hospital for Diabetes


Diabetes Research Centre Established


Recognition from ICMR as a centre for Advanced Medical Research


Recognized from Department of Science & Technology (Govt. Of India)


Prof. M Viswanathan started the DRC Gold Medal Oration Award


Project Diabetes Prevention (PDP) Initiated


Designated as the WHO Collaborating centre for Research, Education & Training in Diabetes in India


Biotechnology Department Established in the Diabetes Research Centre


M V Centre for Diabetes (1st South Chennai Branch)


M V Centre for Diabetes (Koramangala, Bengaluru)


The Research Centre renamed as “Prof. M. Viswanathan Centre” M V Centre for Diabetic Foot Care, Podiatry, Research, and Management


Recognition from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University


M V Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and Advanced Wound Care inaugurated


M V Centre for Diabetes (Velachery Branch)


Prof. MV DRC signs MoU with the National Institute of Epidemiology- ICMR & Schizophrenia Research Foundation


Recognized as International Diabetes Federation (IDF) – Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care & IDF Centre of Education


Re-designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education & Training in Diabetes

Best Research Paper Award at the RSSDI National Conference (The National Diabetes Association of India)


Patent for Diastep, Footwear for people with Diabetes with Central Leather Research Institute


Research Grant from the Govt. of US and Govt. of India for Diabetic Foot Wound Dressing Development under the Indo US Science and Technology Forum- 2019


Second Prize at the 18’th European Diabetic Foot Study Group [DFSG] meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia held on Sept 16-18, 2022 


Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, MD PhD FRCP, our Head and Chief Diabetologist was selected by 3 International jury for the Outstanding Researcher Award 2022 from the World India Diabetes Foundation (WIDF).


7th Train the Foot Trainer (TtFT) Program conducted in Chennai by MV Diabetes under the leadership of Dr. Vijay Viswanathan for Indian doctors. 

Medical Education

In 1940, Prof. Viswanathan entered Stanley Medical College in Chennai and obtained his medical degree in 1946. In 1942, during the Quit India Movement young Viswanathan, with his selfless idealism and patriotism, hoisted the Indian tricolor in the Stanley Medical College Hostel. He evicted himself from the hostel. He was provided with food, shelter, and emotional support for a few weeks by Professor K.C. Paul of the college and hospital. This was the beginning of a fruitful relationship that changed the very concept of diabetes research and care.

Diabetes Research Centre

In 1971, Professor Viswanathan left government service to focus on diabetes care and research. A non-profit organization was established in 1972 called the Diabetes Research Centre. The Founder and Director have driven its phenomenal growth through their zeal, enthusiasm, dedication, and professional and administrative leadership. The ICMR recognized it in 1975, and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India recognized it in 1983.

Prevention of diabetes mellitus research

Prof. Viswanathan has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers and articles in various prestigious national and international journals.` These include papers on collaborative research projects with various international research institutes. These include London University Hospital, U.K., Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and other leading research centers in the US and Australia.

The entire set up is an organisation built to provide modern outpatient and inpatient services to diabetes patients and their families. The hospital is recognised by several public sector undertakings and corporations and large private sector companies for the purpose of treating their executives and employees.

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