Calling India the diabetes capital of the world, the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries says that there is alarming rise in prevalence of diabetes, which has gone beyond epidemic form to a pandemic one.
The number of diabetic patients in India more than doubled from 19 million in 1995 to 40.9 million in 2007. It is projected to increase to 69.9 million by 2025. Currently, up to 11 per cent of India’s urban population and 3 per cent of rural population above the age of 15 have diabetes. Diabetes affects all people in the society, not just those who live with it.
Various studies have shown that the high incidence of diabetes in India is mainly because of sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress and consumption of diets rich in fat, sugar and calories.
The most prevalent is the Type 2 diabetes, which constitutes 95 per cent of the diabetic population in the country. In this, patients are non-insulin dependent and they can control the glucose in their blood by eating measured diet, taking regular exercise and oral medication. Worldwide, millions of people have Type 2 diabetes without even knowing it and if not diagnosed and treated, it can develop serious complications.
Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent), however, is not preventable. Globally, diabetes affects 246 million people, which is about 6 per cent of the total adult population. It is the fourth leading cause of death by disease and every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes-related causes in the world. Each year, over three million deaths worldwide are tied directly to diabetes and even greater number die from cardiovascular disease. Modification in lifestyle and proper medication can delay and prevent diabetes in highrisk groups. Eating whole grain carbohydrates and moderate exercise and avoiding excessive weight gain can eliminate over eighty per cent of Type-2 diabetes.
Prof. M. Viswanathan established Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust in March 1989 in memory of his mother, Late Dr. (Mrs) Madhaviamma. The major objective is to ensure that individuals suffering from diabetes and belonging to the underprivileged and economically disadvantaged segment of the society receive modern diabetic care. The Dr. Madhaviamma Free Diabetic Clinic has grown rapidly and more than thousand patients attending the clinic receive the same treatment as the other patients who can afford to pay. The necessary laboratory investigations and drugs including insulin are provided free of cost to the poor patients. The entire expenditure is met by the Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust.
Diabetes is the most common cause of amputation which is not the result of road traffic accident, and is responsible for over one million amputations each year. People with diabetes are 15 to 40 times more likely to require a lower limb amputation compared in the general population. Every 30 seconds a person with diabetes loses a leg somewhere in the world.
In India patients with diabetic foot infection requiring an amputation usually have to pay Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000. Further the cost of an artificial limb is Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000.
The Trustees of the Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust have decided to create a separate fund for helping people who have undergone amputation of the leg due to diabetes. This financial support would either be part or full funding of providing an artificial limb to some patients or for the treatment of subsequent infection in the other leg in some patients.
M V Hospital for Diabetes Royapuram organized a free camp for the inmates of Missionaries of Charity /Nirmala Shishu Bhavan situated in our street. Many sisters and the children took part.
On the occasion of 75th Independence Year, 15 Aug 2022 & 99th Birth Anniversary of our Founder Prof M Viswanathan on 26 August 2022 we organized a Free Diabetic Check-up camp for the people in Royapuram, Tondiarpet and Mannady.
Our Medical Administrator Dr. Viswanathan Vishnu Vijay handed over CC-TV Security cameras to the Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. R. Shiva Prasad (IPS), redoubling the security of the high crime areas in and around Royapuram.
M V Hospital for Diabetes aims to make Royapuram safe for everyone, through such CSR activities.
M V Hospital for Diabetes held a Flu Vaccination Camp on 15 Nov as a part of World Diabetes Day activity funded by Prof. M Viswanathan & Sarada Viswanathan Trust. Amputed Patients, Lower Income group of patients enrolled with Madhaviamma Trust (Started by Prof. M Viswanathan in the honor of his Mother) were vaccinated.
Prof. M Viswanathan & Sarada Viswanathan Memorial Trust started by Dr. Vijay Viswanathan in the memory of his parents, has been funding several social activities for the benefit of some special patients (like amputees, low socio-economic status and needy patients.
Pneumococcal Vaccine prevents severe conditions like pneumonia, Bacteremia and Meningitis which often requires hospitalization and can be deadly too. In Feb 2020 the trust decided to give free Pneumococcal Vaccine to the Elderly Diabetic patients who seem to be at a greater risk.
We initiated the campaign on 06 Feb 2020 by Vaccinating Leg Amputated patients having Diabetes.
Financial support provided by Prof. M Viswanathan & Sarada Viswanathan Memorial Trust to KARUNALAYA, an organization working for Street and Working Children. Also seen Dr. Paul Sunder Singh (Founder & Secretary of Karunalaya) And Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head & Cheif Diabetologist M V Hospital for Diabetes.
On the occasion of Death Anniversary of our Founder Prof M Viswanathan on 01 March 2019 we organized
few social activities in the hospital premises.
1. Officially handed over the CC-TV Security camera’s to be installed in Royapuram, West Madha Church Street to the Mr. C Kalaichelvam (DCP)
2. Launched the North Chennai Police men Diabetes Prevention Programme as a part of the COPS Phase 2 study.
3. Conducted Free Diabetic Check-up camp for the underprivileged people.
Free RTO Camp organized by MV Hospital for Diabetes on 08 Feb 2019 As a part of "Road safety Awareness week” throughout the state, M V Hospital for Diabetes organized a camp in RTO Office at Puliyanthope. The participants were both the office staff as well as general population who were applying for license.
Started Upgrading West Madha Street, Royapuram by installation of CCTV Cameras along the Street Maintenance of the Median is also done by M V Hospital for Diabetes.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and its branches (Adyar, Velachery & Koramangala) conducted Free foot check up camp, an initiative for prevention of Diabetic Amputation as a part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities campaign from 03 -08 Dec 2018.
MV Hospital for Diabetes conducted a Free Diabetes check -up camp at a Remote area (Govt. Adidravidar Higher Secondary School, Pattipulam Post, Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram) on 28 Oct 2018.
Financial support provided to Freedom Trust on the occasion of Founders Day Celebration (24th Aug 2018), which provides artificial prosthesis to deserving amputees. Photograph attached.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M V Hospital for Diabetes, handing over the Memento to Freedom Trust.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M V Hospital for Diabetes, handing over the cheque to Freedom Trust
Photo(Left) Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director is addressing the gathering at the concluding session of the Infotainment Programme 2010. Film/TV actress Ms.Janaki Sabesh and Dr.Nagarathnam, Chief Executive of this Institute are seen on the dais. Photo (Right) Ms.Janaki Sabesh giving away the trophies to the winners on ‘Quiz Competition and Speech Competition’. Dr.Vijay Viswanathan and Dr.Nagarathnam are seen in the picture.INAUGURATION OF M.V.CENTRE FOR DIABETIC FOOT CARE, PODIATRY, RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT HELD AT THE ROYAPURAM CORPORATE OFFICE OF M.V.GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS ON 28TH MARCH, 2010.,
Mr.Prashant, Film Actor (4th from left) declared the new podiatry centre open by cutting the customary ribbon. Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS (3rd from left) and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (2nd from right) are seen in the picture. Photo right Thiru S.N.Seshasai IPS lighting the traditional lamp as part of the inauguration of the new Podiatry centre.
Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS (Centre) declared the research unit open by cutting the customary ribbon. Mr.Prashant, Film Actor (Left) and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director (Right) are also seen. Photo right Mr. Prashant Film Actor is addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Podiatry Centre. Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director are seen on the dais.
Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration & Diabetes Research Centre Gold Medal Oration Awards for the year 2009 were held at Sheraton Chola on Sunday 14th March, 2010 in the august presence of distinguished luminaries from various walk of life. The orations were attended by more than 150 doctors. Scientific committee of the Diabetes Research Centre every year select eminent doctors to confer on these awards. Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration award for the year 2009 was conferred on Dr. Michael M.Engelgau, Senior Public Health Specialist, South Asia Human Development, World Bank, Washington DC. USA. His topic was ‘Diabetes and Chronic Diseases in Indian and South Asia : Beyond the numbers’. Diabetes Research Centre Gold Medal for the year 2009 was conferred on Dr. Rudolf W.Bilous, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University, UK . His topic was “Newer Perspectives in Diabetic Nephropathy”. The scientific meeting was witnessed honouring two eminent scholars in Medicine with Life Time Achievements Awards 2009. Padmasri Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Guindy, Chennai and Prof. V.Seshiah, Chairman, Dr.V.Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute and Dr.Balaji Diabetes Care Centre, Chennai.
Prof. S. Thanikachalam, Chairman & Director, Cardiac Care Centre, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai (2nd from left) releasing the revised Manual on ‘Socio Economics of Diabetes’ and the first copy was received by Padmasri Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University (3rd from Left). Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M.V.Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre (4th from left) Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (5th from Left) and Dr.Michael M.Engelgau, Sr.Public Health Specialist, World Bank (Extreme Right) are in the picture.
Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medial Oration-2009 was presented to Dr.Michael M. Engelgau, Senior Public Health Specialist, South Asia Human Development, World Bank, Washington DC, USA by Padmasri, Prof.Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. Prof. S.Thanikachalam (Extreme Left) Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (Centre) and Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (Extreme Right) are seen in the picture.
Diabetes Research Centre Gold Medal Oration 2009 was presented to Dr.Rudolf W.Bilous, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University, UK by Padmasri Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr. MGR Medical University. Prof. V.Seshiah (1st from left), Prof S.Thanikachalam (2nd from left), Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (5th from left), Dr.S.N.Narasingan (6th from left) and Dr.Michael M. Engelgau are seen in the picture.
Life Time Achievement Award 2009 was presented to Padmasri Prof.Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr. MGR Medical University by Prof. S.Thanikachalam, Chairman & Director Cardiac Care Centre, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. Prof. V. Seshiah (1st from left), Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, (4th from left), and Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (extreme right) are seen in the picture.
Life Time Achievement Award, 2009 was presented to Prof. V.Seshiah, Chairman, Dr. V.Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute by Prof. S.K.Rajan (1st from Left). Prof. S. Thanikachalam (3rd from left), Padmasri Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan (4th from left) and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (Extreme Right) are also seen in the picture.DIABETES AWARENESS AND DETECTION CAMP HELD FOR THE CORPORATE OFFICE OF DINAKARAN TAMIL DAILY ON SATURDAY, 13th FEBRUARY, 2010 AT THEIR MYLAPORE CORPORATE OFFICE, CHENNAI.