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.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Work Well.

A large number of office- going people are getting insulin resistant diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol at 20-25 years! Many surveys show that bad work habits are making office workers sick.

Sitting for hours at the desk results in poor posture  which leads to bad circulation, muscle strain and fatigue and  back problems, eye problems,  and carpal tunnel syndrome.  It also results in obesity which moves on to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis, or even fatal blood clots.

Take breaks from your work. Get up and move. Go for a brisk  4-5 minute walk every few hours. Use  flats or  shoes that fit well and are comfortable.

Poor eating habits such as skipping breakfast or having a working lunch, or eating junk food,  not including fresh fruit and vegetable in the diet, putting off visits to the restroom, drinking cups of coffee and ignoring  water add to the distress. .

Don’t skip breakfast. You cannot focus on an empty stomach. Choose carefully when you order food. 


It is better to bring home-cooked lunch and eat in the lunchroom. Include fruits and nuts in your diet. Carry some healthy mid- day snack. Drink plenty of water. It helps you stay hydrated and concentrate better. 

Long commutes result in sedentary time , less sleep,  and expanding waistlines. Walk  or cycle to work if possible. Lack of sleep makes a person more irritable, anxious and depressed. Sleep deprivation makes you less efficient and you can make bad decisions.

Get at least 6-8 hours of deep sleep every day. Drink less coffee and tea and have the last one at 4 p.m.to help you unwind.

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