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, January 22, 2015

Get the most from a weight loss plan

The current trend of maintaining a healthy lifestyle has brought with it numerous irresistible programmes for losing weight.

However, a word of caution - weigh your options before you take the leap!

It is tempting to think that the ‘one size fits all’ approach will help you shed those extra kilos in a short time. BUT… The best weight loss plan is the one you enjoy and fits in with your everyday life.

You are more likely to succeed in your mission of shedding those extra kilos if the changes you make are small and realistic.

Here are some tips for choosing wisely.

Slow and steady wins the race. Look for a plan that aims for an initial weight loss of 10%. Research shows that this will improve your health – including blood pressure, cholesterol, and your risk for developing any long term health problems. It is also very important for controlling Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Being more active and reducing the amount of calories is something that all weight loss programmes have in common.


However, good programmes recommend eating around 600 Kcal less each day resulting in a slow and steady weight loss of 0.5 kg – 1 kg per week which is the best way to lose weight.

Don’t believe in hype. Be cautious of plans that promise drastic results, offer quick fixes, eliminate entire food groups, or promise too much.

Less & more Eating less and doing more will bring your blood glucose levels down, so consult with your doctor in case you have to make adjustments to your medication.

…and finally

It is easy to give up so keep a diary of your progress so that you can track it.

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