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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010



People always believe that DIETING means bland food without taste. Certainly not, In fact diets are also tastier like our normal and usual diet. The diet for a person with diabetes is a diet without sugar or fats. It can also be tried out by all people especially obese and who want to prevent diabetic. When you make changes in your lifestyle and eating habits that will make you feel healthier and more energized. You need to pay strict attention to the food that you eat when you have diabetes and diet guidelines need to be followed. However, this does not mean that your days now need to be filled with boring tasteless food. Many people find that their new diabetes diet plan actually tastes better and is more satisfying that the food they were eating before.

Junk food refers to fast foods which are easy to make and easy to consume. They have only fats lying in it causing ill effects on the health of the consumer. The taste is the most attractive feature in junk foods. Nevertheless, junk foods are popular because of their simplicity to manufacture, consume and of course, their taste. People have their own notions about a certain food being listed as junk. However, huge Burgers, full pizzas, potato wafers ,Ghee roasted Masala Dosai, Idlies with Sambar vadai ,Mutton Biriyani , high calorie wedding food, chocolates and fries will surely find their way into everyone's list.

Junk food and fast food when taken in excess in daily basis make health hazardous too. And affects the cholesterol levels. Secondly, the sugar and sodium salts have their effects on health. High calorie content with sugar can lead to obesity. Cholesterol and salt are known to increase the blood pressure, stroke and heart diseases in a chain. Excessive salts can affect functioning of kidneys too. Consuming junk food has reduced level of essential nutrients thereby causing weakness in the body.


Junk foods also cause damage to the pancreas resulting in diabetes mellitus. These foods they are filled with carbohydrates which will spike their blood sugar levels, sugar levels rise and fall drastically Fluctuation in the blood sugar not good Glycemic control.


Junk food enthusiasts are prone to put on weight, especially when they eat this kind of food very often. The fat and processed flour only make you fatter and fatter, as does the oil and grease that are used for fries and other deep-fried foods. Besides, when you eat junk food, you tend to gulp down sodas and colas which are laden with sugar and which increase your tendency to put on weight. Junk food makes you feel sleepy and less inclined to be active and alert. Your reflexes and senses become duller day by the day and you start to lead a more sedentary life

Heart Diseases:

Junk foods have been identified as a major cause of heart diseases including myocardial infraction, cardiac arrest and atherosclerosis. This is due to the fact that junk food contains excessive amount of low-density lipoproteins and cholesterol that get deposited on the inner linings of blood vessels. This result in formation of plaques and the heart is required to put an extra effort for pumping blood through the arteries. Presence of fat in the blood also causes reduced oxygen levels. Another harmful factor present in junk foods is excess concentration of sugars and salt. Excessive concentration of sodium ions causes an increased heart blood pressure.

Liver Failure:

Even liver gets damaged due to presence of fat, cholesterol and salt in the junk foods.

Poor Concentration:

When a person consumes junk food in excess, body finds difficult to digest and needs to spend high amount of blood and enzymes as a result, the person feels drowsy and suffers with reduced concentration.

Poor nutrition:

When you eat too much junk food, you neglect to eat the nutritious food like fruits and vegetables and other wholesome food. This means that your body does not get the necessary nutrition it needs and you end up with a weak immune system. So you’re often prone to illnesses like colds and fevers which although not serious, tend to have a nagging effect on your life. They prevent you from being as active and organized as you would like to be. Processed foods have no fiber content whatsoever and that is why you feel constipated when you go on a junk food binge.

These days’ teenagers and young children prefer to take fast and junk food in their regular diet parents also encourage them to take these foods which can affect their health in future. So all teenagers and IT people try to take healthy food like vegetables ,whole grains ,nuts, whole grams and fruits at least once or twice a day. Whenever you take pizza or burger or noodles or fried rice add more vegetables.

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