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, May 2, 2016

Prevent Dehydration

The summer season is here, and with it, the high temperatures. Conditions such as diabetes, fever, heat exposure, too much exercise, vomiting, diarrhoea, and increased urination can increase the risk of dehydration.

Prevention is the Best Medicine:

 •    Plan ahead and take extra water to all outdoor events and work areas where increased sweating, activity,and heat will increase loss of fluid from the body.

•    Avoid exercising and going outdoors during the very hot part of the day. Plan outdoor activities early mornings or after sunset when it is cooler.

•    Keepsufficient drinking water available.

•    Avoid  drinkingalcohol when it is very warm because alcohol increases water loss and reduces your capacity to sense early signs associated with dehydration.

•    Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing if you go outdoors when it is hot. Carry  something to fan yourself with.

•    Break up your exposure to hot temperatures. Find shady areas and allow yourself to cool between exposures. It will help reduce the effects of high heat exposure.

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