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, November 4, 2013


Mrs.Sheela Paul &AadarshDietitians

World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on 14th November every year, has  become a globally-celebrated event that aims to increase awareness about diabetes. World Diabetes Day is proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness of the condition.Thisday was jointly introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) amidst concern over an increasing diabetes epidemic.

Why this date?
November 14th is a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it symbolizes the birthday of the man who discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, along with Charles Best. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognized and is now an official United Nations Day.

WDD logo
The logo of World Diabetes Day is a blue circle. The logo was adopted in 2007 to commemoratethe passing of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The significance of the blue circle symbol is tremendously positive. Through out cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

Celebrating World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is celebrated in different ways around the globe through a range of activities and events such as:
  • Sports events
  • Free screenings for diabetes and its complications
  • Public information meetings
  • Poster and leaflet campaigns
  • Diabetes workshops and exhibitions
  • Press conferences
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Events for children and adolescents
  • Monument lightings
  • Human blue circles
  • Walks
  • Runs
  • Cycle Race
  • Political Events

What are you going to do?


Is there a theme?   
Each year World Diabetes Day is centred on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered in the past have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, and the costs of diabetes.
Recent themes include:

2005: Diabetes and Foot Care
2006: Diabetes in the Disadvantaged and the Vulnerable
2007-2008: Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
2009-2013: Diabetes Education and Prevention

Slogan - Understand Diabetes and Take Control

Are you at risk?
Know  the warning signs.
Learn more about Diabetes and its complications
Reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes

(source: www.idf.org)

Recently, the International Diabetes Federation released the 4th Edition of the Diabetes Atlas, revealing that some 285 million people are now living with diabetes . By 2030, the IDF predict that 435 million people worldwide will have the disease.

"Diabetes is claiming four million lives each year". "It is ravaging communities and threatening economies. We must improve care and stop the many millions at risk from developing the disease. With a growing cost of over 376 billion dollars a year, either we make healthy life choices available and affordable now, or pay billions more tomorrow
."Professor Jean Claude Mbanya-  Past President of IDF (2009 – 2013)

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