MV Hospital

Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes, established by late Prof. M.Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. It has, at present,100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

Monday, July 18, 2016

People with diabetes have a greater risk of oral infections

Here is another reason for you to control your blood glucose level; you run the risk of developing oral complications.

People with uncontrolled diabetes are more prone to oral disorders such as
    dry mouth( xerostomia )
    taste impairment,
    painless swelling of the parotid salivary glands on both sides of the face(sialosis)
    yeast or fungal infection(oral candidosis) and
    inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth (oral lichen planus) 

They are two to three times more likely to develop periodontal disease,the most widely noted manifestation of diabetes mellitus. How severe the disease is  depends on how long blood glucose levels are uncontrolled and not on how long they have had diabetes.

 An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and preterm labor.
Inflammation that starts in the mouth seems to weaken the body’s ability to control blood sugar.

Saliva production is reduced in people with diabetes.  Saliva is very important for oral health.It helps in washing and cleaning the oral cavity Saliva washes away food particles and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, and helps to protect from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease.It prevents accumulation of plaque which could be a contributing factor in a person with diabetes’s increased risk of periodontal disease and dental caries.So it is important to keep the oral cavity moist by stimulating salivary flow by chewing non- sugar gum or taking sips water regularly.

Good oral health is strongly dependent on attitudes and personal behaviour, habits at home and dental visits…

Early detection and treatment of dental caries, periodontal disease and other diseases will protect from harmful oral complications associated with diabetes.

"Periodontal disease worsens the diabetes while high blood sugar provides ideal conditions for infection to grow, including gum infections.

To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene every day. For example:

• Brush your teeth at least twice a day.

  •  Floss daily.
  •  Eat a healthy diet and limit snacking between meals. 
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if bristles are frayed.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups.Also, contact your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises.   
Remember, taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Know more about Hypertension

Blood Pressure

is the force with which your blood is moving through your arteries

120The top number measures the force of the blood in your arteries when your heart contracts

80 The bottom number measures the force of the blood in your arteries when your heart is relaxed (diastolic)


Classification of Hypertension
                Type of BP                                                                                 Measure (mmHg)

Less than 120/80
120/80 to 140/90
Hypertension (High BP)
140/90 and higher

Risk Factors for Hypertension

Older than 50 years
Overweight or obese
Cigarette smoking
Kidney disease
More than 1 oz alcohol per day(male)
                     ½ oz alcohol per day (female)
Family history of hypertension


Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week
Choose the right shoe and socks