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, May 12, 2016

Are You at Risk?

1. Diabetes is much more common among certain ethnic groups such as Africans, Hispanics, Native Americans,and  Asians than among Caucasians.

2. The risk for Type 2 diabetes generally increases after 45 years.

3. Being overweight or obese is another major risk factor, especially if the extra weight is around the waist.

4. Other risk factors include: many cases of Type 2 diabetes in the family, (people who are less than 45 years can develop Type 2 diabetes if it runs in the family and if they are obese),being physically inactive, high blood triglycerides and/or low HDL cholesterol  in the blood, high blood pressure, incidence of gestational diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Having these risk factors does not  necessarily mean you will get diabetes, but it does require you  to be screened regularly.

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